The New EN131 Professional Standard starting 2023
Improving ladder safety and making buying the right ladder easier
What are the changes?
EN131 is the new revised European standard covering all types of portable step, extending and combinations ladders. The new standards includes Non-Professional & Professional standards for domestic users & workplace users respectively.
The purpose of this change is to include additional testing and dimensional changes to improve safety. All ladders now have the same minimum capacity of 150kg. A transition period is now in place after this initial introduction of the new standard to allow manufacturers time to adapt to any relevant changes within the standards. Therefore, gradually over time, existing ladder stocks will be replaced with ladders certified to the new standards.
All our DR LADDER products can be passed EN131 Professional Standard.
That means workplace users are safe to use.