Wooden pallets

In the last 15 years makers and users of pallets and packaging in Europe have had an unprecedented range of new legislation and issues to be aware of. Some of this is mandatory in the European Union, under the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62, some not mandatory although compliance is strongly advised.

Key standards:

BS EN 13382:2002
Flat pallets for materials handling. Principal dimensions 

BS EN ISO 8611-1:2004
Pallets for materials handling. Flat pallets. Test methods

BS 1133-8:1991
Packaging code. Wooden boxes, cases and crates

BS EN 13698-1:2003
Pallet production specification. Construction specification for 800 mm x 1200 mm flat wooden pallets

BS EB 13698-2:2009
Pallet production specification. Construction specification for 1000 mm x 1200 mm flat wooden pallets


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