All our products are subjected to testing by SP – the Technical Research Institute of Sweden – for type approval in accordance with current standards. In addition we also perform our own regular tests, supervised by a third party agency, so that we can be sure that all our products meet the high standards we claim of them.
The Swedish Work Environment Act contains regulations governing the duties of employers and other persons responsible for safety in respect of promoting safety and preventing accidents in the workplace.
Regulation AFS 2004:3 of the Swedish Work Environment Authority details the requirements and obligations governing the working environment in terms of ladders and trestle steps. All of our products meet these high requirements and are therefore permitted to carry a label certifying that the ladder has been approved.
You see, for us there is only one thing that counts – that you should be able to trust us to put safety first at each and every step.
SP, the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, has the task of auditing products and structures to ensure they meet safety and environmental requirements. SP applies the provisions of both Swedish and international standards.
For ladders, the EN 131 European Standard applies, as well as the rather more stringent regulations of Swedish Standard SS 2091.
Type testing of ladders, trestles and step stool ladders.
When SP inspects ladders, it uses European Standard EN 131 as well as the rather more strict regulations of Swedish Standard SS 2091. These requirements are imposed by the Swedish Work Environment Authority in Regulation AFS 2004:3 to protect your safety.
All of our ladders, trestle steps and step stool ladders meet these high requirements and are therefore permitted to carry a label certifying that the ladder has been approved. Our certificate for portable ladders bears the number 102102.
Type testing of scaffolding.
Our scaffolding is type tested to AFS 1990:12 and approved to Swedish Standard SSHD 1004, load class 3. Our certificates for scaffolding have the following numbers: 249402, 249403, 249405, 102104 and 102105.
Testing of roof products.
SP, the Technical Research Institute of Sweden, tests and certifies roof safety products. A description of the requirements is contained in SP's "Certification Rules for Roof Safety Products", SPCR 014. Once these requirements are met, the products are awarded the P-mark. Our certificate for roof safety products bears the number 102101.
The P-mark means that, as a minimum, the product meets statutory and authority requirements, and, in most cases, even more strict requirements. The P-mark means firstly that the product has been type-tested, and secondly that the manufacturer's own inspections and testing are monitored by SP.
Don't forget to ask for the P-mark if you want to buy a quality product. The certification rules for P-marking of portable ladders are described in SPCR 064. Our P-testing certificate carries the number 102103.