Stand and work safely
EU Directive 2009/104/EC
The EU Directive 2009/104/EC (formerly 2001/45/EC) includes the requirement that users should be able to stand securely and hold on safely at all times. (Implemented in Germany by the BetrSichV.)
Straight ladders may only be ascended up to the fourth step / rung from the top.
The elbow method is used to easily determine the correct contact angle.
Double-sided ladders that can be accessed from both sides may only be ascended up to the third step / rung from the top.
Multi-purpose ladders in the position of use: "Double-sided ladders with attached push-up extension ladder" may only be ascended up to the fifth rung from the top.
Double-sided ladders with a platform and platform ladders must be chosen so that the user can reach the maximum required working height from the platform without having to stretch.