SAFEGUARDS | Hardgoods NO. 203/15
The new standard contains modifications compared to the old standard in order to improve the stability of ladders in use.
The main changes to the revised standard are:
- in figures stabilisers or wider base width for leaning ladders were introduced;
- further terms 3.48, 3.49 and 3.50 for stabilisers were added in Clause 3;
- bar type stabiliser
- lateral type stabiliser
- pole type stabiliser
- Requirements for minimum base width for leaning rung ladders and leaning step ladders were specified in 4.2.1 Table 2 and Table 6.
- The minimum permanently available base width for leaning rung ladders and leaning step ladders shall be derived from the formula b2 contained in Table 2 and Table 6
This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, at the latest by May 2016, and conflicting national standards shall be withdrawn at the latest by November 2016.
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