EN 131 European ladder standard

EN 131 specifies strict requirements on the use and functioning of ladders, stairs and folding ladders. In addition, the standard includes requirements on dimensions, accessories, testing and definitions of ladders. EN 131 consists of eight different sub-standards, as defined below.

EN 131-1: terms, types and functional dimensions
EN 131-2: requirements, testing and labelling
EN 131-3: safety instructions and user information
EN 131-4: single and multiple hinge link ladders
EN 131-5: accessories for ladders
EN 131-6: telescopic ladders
EN 131-7: retractable landing ladders and steps
EN 131-8: ladders with separate platforms