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BS 2037:1994

Specification for portable aluminium ladders, steps, trestles and lightweight stagings

Status : Under review, Superseded, Current   Published : May 1994 Replaced By : BS EN 131-1:2015+A1:2019, BS EN 131-2:2010+A2:2017



BS 2037:1994 specifies requirements for materials, details of construction and performance for portable aluminium ladders, steps, trestles and stagings of the following types:

a) single-section ladders, including shelf ladders

b) extending ladders

c) standing step ladders, including swing back steps, folding platform steps and ladder backed steps

d) folding trestles

e) lightweight stagings

f) combination ladders.

The principal changes from the previous edition are the following:

a) deletion of requirements for chemical and mechanical properties of certain aluminium alloys permitted for longitudinally welded tube

b) explanation of the effect on this standard of the publication and implementation by the UK of the European Standard for ladders

c) addition of requirements for combination ladders.

This standard does not apply to ladders for special professional use such as fire brigade ladders, or to mobile ladders which require mechanical aids for erection.

Standard NumberBS 2037:1994
TitleSpecification for portable aluminium ladders, steps, trestles and lightweight stagings
StatusUnder review, Superseded, Current
Publication Date15 May 1994
Confirm Date02 August 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 1129, BS 1203, BS 1449:Part 1, BS 1470, BS 1471, BS 1472, BS 1474, BS 1490, BS 4300/1, BS 6125, BS 6681, BS 8118:Part 2, BS EN 10002, BS 729, BS 1706, BS 4921, BS EN 131-1, BS EN 131-2
Replaced ByBS EN 131-1:2015+A1:2019, BS EN 131-2:2010+A2:2017
ReplacesBS 2037:1990
Amended ByAMD 8870
AMD 10011, June 1998 (not available separately).
DescriptorsPerformance, Ropes, Dimensions, Mechanical testing, Portable, Safety measures, Marking, Elongation, Rigidity, Straightness measurement, Testing conditions, Steps (stairs), Ladders, Staging, Maintenance, Storage, Grades (quality), Torsion testing, Deflection tests, Test equipment, Bend testing, Trestles, Loading, Spaced, Aluminium alloys
Title in FrenchEchelles, escabeaux, chevalets et échafaudages légers en aluminium protatifs. Spécifications
Title in GermanTragbare Leitern, Tritte, Gestelle und Gerueste in Leichtbauweise aus Aluminium
ISBN0 580 22610 7
File Size299 KB

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