Legislation and standards for modular suspended platform system
Strict standards and legislation apply to suspended platform systems. Working safely at heights involves various risks. In many countries, strict rules apply to professional use. This makes sense, because the material is used intensively. The requirements which work equipment such as suspended platform systems, scaffolds, ladders and stepladders have to meet is recorded in a range of standards and legislation.
Below follows an explanation of the most important standards and other information for suspended platform systems. The symbols for this can also be found on the product pages.
The current European standard for suspended platform systems is the EN 1808.
Suspended platforms in Europe are required to meet the harmonised European standard EN 1808, have an EG-declaration and must be provided with a CE-marking. This also means they adhere to the Machine Directive 98137.
The standard configurations of the Altrex Suspended Platform System are provided with the CE-approval by Fachausschuss Bau in conformity with the European standard EN 1808 and the Machine Directive 98137.
For the sake of the American market, amongst other places, the standard configurations of the Altrex Modular Suspended Platform System are provided with a UL-approval.
More information about suspended platforms on this page: suspended scaffolds