Ladder testing &
certification for

Portable Ladders

We provide ladder testing to EN 131 for manufacturers, importers and Regulators. From testing to a single clause to a full review, we can help. 

Our T&RGETMARK Certification Mark could help if you are looking for Certification. The requirements are based on a Ladder Association certification scheme, which we manage on their behalf.  

Our T&RGETMARK helps portable ladder suppliers show to their clients and end users that the product conforms to standards.

Leaning, standing and combination ladders

We provide ladder testing for leaning, standing and combination ladders which fall under the scope of European standard EN 131 parts 1, 2 and 3. EN 131 steps have a maximum total load rating of 150kg with two different ratings – Professional and Non-professional. 

These standards have undergone significant change in the past few years, so you can rely on our teams unrivalled knowledge and expertise of EN 131 ladders. 

Our tests are conducted in accordance with the combined requirements of EN 131, which includes:

EN 131-1

Terms, Types, functional sizes

This part contains the key terms and definitions to describe portable ladders. It includes the dimensional requirements for:

EN 131-2

Requirements, testing, marking

Part 2 contains all of the requirements for materials and design. It also includes all the testing requirements – 15 in total. We will test your ladders in accordance with the combined requirements of EN 131, which includes:

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EN 131-3

Marking and user instructions

All ladders must be provided with markings and an instruction manual. Part 3 contains the requirements for these which include:

Portable ladder testing and certification helped LFI improve their R&D process

Leading ladder manufacturer, LFI, were having issues with their certification body. Poor customer service and slow response was costing LFI time and negatively impacting bringing new products to market.

Their move to the Test & Research Centre gave them confidence and added value to their business. 

Find out more by reading the case study.


When you have your product tested and certified by Test & Research Centre, we’ll grant you a licence to use the T&RGETMARK. The T&RGETMARK is Certification Mark, owned and managed by Test & Research Centre, and applied to qualifying products as a mark of quality assurance.