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Bra Arbetsmiljöval – a good choice for working safe

Wibe Ladders - Global

The label ‘Bra Arbetsmiljöval’ has been developed to increase safety when working at heights. It means that the product meets a number of additional requirements, in addition to the basic requirements needed to get an approval.

Falls are unfortunately very common, and the risk increases significantly the higher you are working. In 2010, almost half of the damages caused by a fall lead to more than 15 days of absence from work.

By choosing products marked as ‘Bra arbetsmiljöval’ you can be sure that the product meets more requirements than the basic ones needed to get an approval. The label has been developed by the National Builder’s security group in Sweden (Riksbyggarnas säkerhetsgrupp)* in cooperation with Wibe Ladders, among others.

*The National Builder’s security group in Sweden (Riksbyggarnas säkerhetsgrupp) consist of a number of construction companies; NCC, Veidekke, Svevia, Peab, Skanska and JM.

This applies to 'Bra Arbetsmiljöval'

The requirements for platform height and fall protection differ depending on the height of the ladder. In addition, there are general rules that apply to all heights.

minimum requirement for fall protection

Level 1

Maximum platform height of 0.5 meters

  • Platform size: at least 600 x 300 mm.
  • Fall protection: is not required.
  • Trestles need to have steps on both sides if they don’t have handrail
  • The steps must be slip-proofed.
  • The product must be approved.
  • Standalone products must be lockable in the extended position.
  • Step depth must be at least 50 mm.
  • Step distance may be a maximum of 300 mm.
  • The product must be provided with sliding protection or other protection against slippage.

Level 2

Maximum platform height of 1.25 meters

Platform size: at least 300 x 250 mm.
Fall protection: stop/protection on three sides.
Trestles need to have steps on both sides if they don’t have handrail.

  • The steps must be slip-proofed.
  • The product must be approved.
  • Standalone products must be lockable in the extended position.
  • Step depth must be at least 50 mm.
  • Step distance may be a maximum of 300 mm.
  • The product must be provided with sliding protection or other protection against slippage.

Level 3

Maximum platform height of 2 meters

Platform size: at least 400 x 400 mm.
Fall protection: railing on at least three sides.
Maximum weight 15 kg if the product should be carried, otherwise wheels are required.

  • The steps must be slip-proofed.
  • The product must be approved.
  • Standalone products must be lockable in the extended position.
  • Step depth must be at least 50 mm.
  • Step distance may be a maximum of 300 mm.
  • The product must be provided with sliding protection or other protection against slippage.

Level 4

Platform height of more than 2 meters

Platform size: at least 400 x 400 mm.
Fall protection: protection on all 4 sides.
Maximum weight 15 kg if the product should be carried, otherwise wheels are required.

  • The steps must be slip-proofed.
  • The product must be approved.
  • Standalone products must be lockable in the extended position.
  • Step depth must be at least 50 mm.
  • Step distance may be a maximum of 300 mm.
  • The product must be provided with sliding protection or other protection against slippage.

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Our assortment of approved products

Wibe Ladders has eleven approved models of ladders, trestles and platforms in a total of 32 different heights. Keep in mind that some of the models' heights are not approved according to ‘Bra Arbetsmiljöval’.

Take a look at our assortment of products labelled with ‘Bra Arbetsmiljöval’

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