Safety / Laws and Standards Ladders & Stepladders
Working safely at heights is largely dependent on the quality of the product. Altrex provides products which at least meet the standards and laws which often vary per country. These standards and laws feature detailed requirements on how the product is to look, how strong it needs to be, and how much load it has to be able to bear.
Altrex makes high demands of the quality of its products. This applies to the development of a new product, but also the quality in production. In order to test both, Altrex has its own specialised test laboratory. The working method of the test laboratory is assessed as being of an extremely high standard by various certification bodies.
The EN131 is the European standard for ladders, folding ladders and steps.
Durability of folding ladder folding hinges
In Altrex folding ladders, the Cycle logo shows the durability of the hinges. The European standard EN 131 for folding ladders has a durability test for the hinges in which the hinges have to be opened and closed at least 4,000 times. All Altrex folding ladders of course meet this standard and are able to withstand 4,000, 8,000 or even 12,000 ‘cycles’, depending on the type.
Unique Red Rung / Step
At Altrex, safety comes first. The Altrex Red Sport (on a ladder) and the Altrex Red Step (on a step). The Red Rung/Step indicates a maximum safe standing height: maximum Step Height for safe use.
Detailed user manual
Altrex thinks the safe use of its products is of great importance. This is why ladders, folding ladders, telescopic ladders and step ladders are supplied with a special booklet with a detailed user manual.