Product certification for

Portable Ladders

A testing and certification service for ladder manufacturers whose clients want to know for sure that their products conform to standards. We manage this certification scheme on behalf of the Ladder Association and grant qualifying products a licence to use the T&RGETMARK. 

There are various certification schemes available for portable ladders, depending on the type of product. All testing is undertaken indoors at our own facility, to eliminate the effects of weather or climate on the test results.

BS EN 131 - Parts 1, 2 & 3

This certification scheme is for portable ladders such as leaning ladders, standing ladders and combination ladders. These standards have undergone significant change in the past few years, so you can rely on our teams unrivalled knowledge of EN 131 and expertise with ladders. We will test your ladders in accordance with the combined requirements of EN 131 and the Ladder Association, which include:

  • Dimensional requirements
  • Strength - ladder and rungs/steps
  • Platform strength for step ladders
  • Torsional strength
  • Base slip

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.