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March 21, 2017

Stairways and Platforms: Guidelines on Requirements and Rules

How this blog series can help

Stairways are subject to a wide and complex range of safety rules. Unfortunately, not everyone can get access to these rules without having to pay for the privilege, and the documents themselves are often written in unintelligible jargon. In fact, it is often very difficult to tell which requirements are relevant to which applications. We have therefore stripped the rules down to the most important information and translated it into language that is easier to understand. These guidelines provide an insight into the key rules that apply when designing and building stairways and platforms in a production environment.

Applicable standards

EN ISO 14122 – 2 Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 2: Working platforms and walkways

EN ISO 14122 – 3 Permanent means of access to machinery – Part 3: Stairs, stepladders and guard-rails

DIN 51130 Testing of floor Coverings – Determination of the anti-slip property – Workrooms and fields of activities with slip danger, walking method – Ramp test

ASR 17/ 1.2 Traffic routes

BGI 561 Stairways

BGI 181 Floor surfaces in working rooms and areas where there is a slip hazard