Where KRAUSE is, is Safety - the new standard EN 131 for ladders

Key features

The new changes to EN 131, the standard governing ladders, will take effect on 1 January 2018 and comprise significant upratings affecting all ladders over 3 m that qualify as leaning ladders. The changes to the requirements of EN 131 will affect all industrial and commercial users that employ ladders of this kind. They primarily refer to the width of the ladders at the base and are intended to help prevent the main causes of ladder related accidents.

We are ready to supply the new version of our ladders which are compliant with the new requirements as of 1 December 2017. This means that industrial and commercial users, as well as production and safety officers, can rest assured that their investments will meet the latest safety standards and comply with the requirements of the new EN 131.


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The following pages contain summaries of the key features of relevant standards and laws, amendments and specific information on the new version of DIN EN 131, the standard governing ladders:

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Clemens Wald

Tel.: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-131

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Key features of the new version of EN 131 for all industrial and commercial users

Dear readers,

Many thanks for your interest in our information on the new amended version of DIN EN 131, the standard governing ladders.

As of 1 January 2018, EN 131 will incorporate a range of upgraded requirements for ladders over 3 m that qualify as leaning ladders that will affect all industrial and commercial users.

The changes in Part 131-1 primarily refer to the width of the ladders at the base and are intended to help prevent the main causes of ladder related accidents. An important aspect of these new requirements is that industrial and commercial users will be required to check their existing ladders by a risk assessment.

As of 1 December 2017 our new EN 131-compliant range of industrial and commercial ladders will be available and we will also be providing a comprehensive range of testing and certification services for existing ladders.

When buying a new ladder, make sure it carries this label:

                        DIN Norm - Produktzeichen

Part 131-2 refers to the new ladder tests. It divides ladders into two classes and comes into effect on 01.01.2018, at the same time as Part 1. The other changes to this standard will be coming into effect at a later date.

This means that you will be able to work safely and safely invest in new ladders in compliance with the relevant standards.

Where KRAUSE is, is safety

If you are an industrial and commercial user or service provider, the following questions are likely to be top of your list:

  • What exactly do these changes mean and what kind of ladders do they apply to?
  • Will they affect the ladders we use in our company?
  • How can I can a make a risk assessment with my existing ladders?
  • What requirements will I have to fulfil to avoid being held liable for any safety risks?
  • How can I make sure that all of my existing ladders meet these requirements and upgrade them as required?

A reminder:
The changes to DIN EN 131-1 mean that all leaning ladders over 3 m must have extra wide legs or an extra wide base. This applies to leaning, extension, rope-operated and sliding inner sections of our multi-purpose and multipurpose ladders. This requirement can also be fulfilled by using a stabilizer.

In addition to the above, all existing equipment designed to widen the base of a ladder should be amended such as to comply with the new standard. The above specifications also form the basis of the risk assessment to be performed on all existing ladders.

Effective dates | New standard

* The exact effective dates will be published after the official DIN publication date.

The KRAUSE solution

1. Our ladders:
As of 1 December 2017, all of our ladders, including leaning, extension and rope-operated ladders subject to the requirements of EN 131, will not only feature the required stabilisers, but, in some cases, exceed the minimum requirements.

2. Upgrading old ladders:
We stock a range of equipment for upgrading existing ladders in compliance with the new standard.

3. Our special Trigon stabiliser
A stabiliser specially designed for the narrow ladder sections of extension and multi-purpose ladders to ensure compliance of these kind of ladders across all areas of use.

Informations
for all industrial and commercial users

Your direct and immediate contact

Clemens Wald

Tel.: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-131

Fax: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-139 

clemens.wald@krause-systems.de

Key features of the new version of EN 131 for safety officers

Dear safety officers,

many thanks for your interest in our information on the new amended version of DIN EN 131, the standard governing ladders.

As everyone providing advice on the subject of working at height and occupational safety will be aware of, there will be a number of important changes to the regulations governing ladders at European level as of 1 January 2018. These changes will affect all professional ladders over 3 m that are suitable for use as leaning ladders.

The changes in Part 131-1 primarily refer to the width of the ladders at the base and are intended to help prevent the main causes of ladder related accidents. An important aspect of these new requirements is that industrial and commercial users will be required to check their existing ladders by a risk assessment.

As of 1 December 2017 our new EN 131-compliant range of industrial and commercial ladders will be available and we will also be providing a comprehensive range of testing and certification services for existing ladders.

When buying a new ladder, make sure it carries this label:

                        DIN Norm - Zeichen

Part 131-2 refers to the new ladder tests. It divides ladders into two classes and comes into effect on 01.01.2018, at the same time as Part 1. The other changes to this standard will be coming into effect at a later date.

This means that you will be able to work safely and safely invest in new ladders in compliance with the relevant standards.

Where KRAUSE is, is safety

If you are an industrial and commercial user or service provider, the following questions are likely to be top of your list:

  • What exactly do these changes mean and what kind of ladders do they apply to?
  • Will they affect the ladders we use in our company?
  • How can I can a make a risk assessment with my existing ladders?
  • What requirements will I have to fulfil to avoid being held liable for any safety risks?
  • How can I make sure that all of my existing ladders meet these requirements and upgrade them as required?

A reminder:
The changes to DIN EN 131-1 mean that all leaning ladders over 3 m must have extra wide legs or an extra wide base. This applies to leaning, extension, rope-operated and sliding inner sections of our multi-purpose and multipurpose ladders. This requirement can also be fulfilled by using a stabilizer.

In addition to the above, all existing equipment designed to widen the base of a ladder should be amended such as to comply with the new standard. The above specifications also form the basis of the risk assessment to be performed on all existing ladders.

Effective dates | New standard

* The exact effective dates will be published after the official DIN publication date.

The KRAUSE solution

1.  Our ladders:
As of 1 December 2017, all of our ladders, including leaning, extension and rope-operated ladders subject to the requirements of EN 131, will not only feature the required stabilisers, but, in some cases, exceed the minimum requirements.

2.  Upgrading old ladders:
We stock a range of equipment for upgrading existing ladders in compliance with the new standard.

3.  Our special Trigon stabiliser
A stabiliser specially designed for the narrow ladder sections of extension and multi-purpose ladders to ensure compliance of these kind of ladders across all areas of use.

Informations
for safety officers

Your direct and immediate contact

Clemens Wald

Tel.: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-131

Fax: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-139 

clemens.wald@krause-systems.de

Key features of the new version of EN 131 for production officers

Dear production officers,

All industrial and commercial users that employ leaning ladders over 3 m will be subject to a number of important changes to the standard governing ladders at European level as of 1 January 2018. For this reason, we have put together a comprehensive information pack that details the most important occupational safety information. This will make working safely, safely investing new ladders and staying up-to-date a lot easier.

The changes in Part 131-1 primarily refer to the width of the ladders at the base and are intended to help prevent the main causes of ladder related accidents. An important aspect of these new requirements is that industrial and commercial users will be required to check their existing ladders by a risk assessment.

As of 1 December 2017 our new EN 131-compliant range of industrial and commercial ladders will be available and we will also be providing a comprehensive range of testing and certification services for existing ladders.

When buying a new ladder, make sure it carries this label:

                        DIN Norm - Zeichen

Part 131-2 refers to the new ladder tests. It divides ladders into two classes and comes into effect on 01.01.2018, at the same time as Part 1. The other changes to this standard will be coming into effect at a later date.

This means that you will be able to work safely and safely invest in new ladders in compliance with the relevant standards.

Where KRAUSE is, is safety

If you are an industrial and commercial user or service provider, the following questions are likely to be top of your list:

  • What exactly do these changes mean and what kind of ladders do they apply to?
  • Will they affect the ladders we use in our company?
  • How can I can a make a risk assessment with my existing ladders?
  • What requirements will I have to fulfil to avoid being held liable for any safety risks?
  • How can I make sure that all of my existing ladders meet these requirements and upgrade them as required?

A reminder:
The changes to DIN EN 131-1 mean that all leaning ladders over 3 m must have extra wide legs or an extra wide base. This applies to leaning, extension, rope-operated and sliding inner sections of our multi-purpose and multipurpose ladders. This requirement can also be fulfilled by using a stabilizer.

In addition to the above, all existing equipment designed to widen the base of a ladder should be amended such as to comply with the new standard. The above specifications also form the basis of the risk assessment to be performed on all existing ladders.

Effective dates | New standard

* The exact effective dates will be published after the official DIN publication date.

The KRAUSE solution

1.  Our ladders:
As of 1 December 2017, all of our ladders, including leaning, extension and rope-operated ladders subject to the requirements of EN 131, will not only feature the required stabilisers, but, in some cases, exceed the minimum requirements.

2.  Upgrading old ladders:
We stock a range of equipment for upgrading existing ladders in compliance with the new standard.

3.  Our special Trigon stabiliser
A stabiliser specially designed for the narrow ladder sections of extension and multi-purpose ladders to ensure compliance of these kind of ladders across all areas of use.

Informations
for production officers

Your direct and immediate contact

Clemens Wald

Tel.: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-131

Fax: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-139 

clemens.wald@krause-systems.de

Standards, laws and regulations for ladders and scaffolds

Standards, laws and regulations - it's easy to loose track of what is what. Partnering with us means that you will always be up to date about the latest safety information. The following section contains a short list of the most important standards, amendments and regulations for ladders and scaffolds.

DIN standards

Standards are recognised engineering rules intended to ensure the safety of products and services. All DIN standards can be purchased from the publisher Beuth-Verlag. Beuth-Verlag is a subsidiary of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN).

DIN EN 131 - Ladders is a standard that comprises six different parts and deals with terms, types, functional sizes; requirements, testing, marking; safety information, user instructions, hinged and mobile platform ladders.

  • DIN EN 131-1: Terms, types, functional sizes
  • DIN EN 131-2: Requirements, testing, marking
  • DIN EN 131-3: User instructions
  • DIN EN 131-4: Single or multiple hinged ladders
  • DIN EN 131-6: Telescopic ladders
  • DIN EN 131-7: Mobile platform ladders

DIN EN 14183 – Step stools - This standard specifies the requirements for step stools. This includes design characteristics, dimensions, materials, performance requirements, test methods and the declaration of suitability of use.

DIN EN 1004 – Mobile access and working towers: A one-part standard on mobile access and working towers made of prefabricated elements - Materials, dimensions, design loads, safety and performance requirements.

DIN EN ISO 14122 – Safety of machinery - fixed access to machinery: This standard comprises four different parts that deal with the choice of fixed access between two levels as well as working platforms and walkways, stairs, stepladders and guard-rails and fixed ladders.

DIN 14094-1 – Escape ladder installations are installations for rescuing humans. DIN 18799-1 – Fixed ladders at architectural facilities for maintenance and service work.

Laws

ArbSchG – German Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Law about the performance of occupational health and safety measures to improve safety and for the protection of health in the workplace.

BetrSichV – German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health:
Ordinance about the safety of work equipment and installations.

Workplace Ordinance (ArbStättV):
The German Worker Protection Law specifies the requirements for safe and healthy workplaces. The Workplace Ordinance contains the regulations and requirements that companies have to comply with when furnishing and operating workplaces.

Technical Regulations for Workplaces - Traffic routes - (ASR A1.8):
Compliance with these regulations is a means to ensure that employers are meeting the relevant requirements of the ordinance. Any alternative solutions have to provide employees with an equivalent level of occupational health and safety as a minimum.

Technical Regulations for Operating Safety (TRBS 2121 Fall Hazards):
     Part 1 Provision and use of scaffolds
     Part 2 Provision and use of ladders

DGUV Regulations, rules and information

DGUV Information 208-016:
Operating instructions for ladders and steps. These instructions were previously designated BGI 694.

DGUV Information 201-011:
Operating instructions for working and safety scaffolds. These instructions were previously designated BGI/GUV-I 663.

DGUV Information 208-032:
Choice and use of fixed ladders. These instructions were previously designated BGI/GUV-I 5189.

DGUV Regel 112-198:
Use of personal fall arrest systems. These instructions were previously designated BGI/GUV-I 198.

Informations
Standards, laws and regulations

Your direct and immediate contact

Clemens Wald

Tel.: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-131

Fax: +49 (0) 6631 / 795-139 

clemens.wald@krause-systems.de

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