Working with scaffolding

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When working professionally with scaffolding you usually need to follow some safety guidelines and regulations. These vary from country to country and are primarily governed by national or local working regulations or working laws.

There are a few things are true for at least most European countries.

  • Scaffolding must be type approved. That’s however nothing you need to think too much about, we make sure our products always fulfil the legal requirements.
  • There can be industry standards that you are required to follow on some work sites.
  • The type of scaffolding that we sell should always be built in accordance with the assembly instructions.
  • The European scaffolding standard EN 1004-1 regulates the design and testing of scaffolding. There are also some general directions about how to build and use scaffolding, but most of that is included in our assembly instructions. *

For work at home

If you are using your own scaffolding at home, there are generally no rules that apply to the use of it but we recommend that you follow the same rules that apply to professionals. Those rules are there to keep you safe.

If you are hiring a professional craftsman for work in your home, the situation might be a bit different. If you lend them your products you may be responsible for making sure it is safe and approved, check for national rules and regulations.

For retailers

For retailers the most important thing to know and to follow is that in most European countries, the law requires that scaffolding sold are type approved. As long as you are selling our scaffolding that’s nothing you need to give much consideration. We make sure our products always fulfil the legal requirements.

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