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Beginner’s Guide to Loading Platform Design & Inspection

Loading Platforms are important temporary works equipment used for loading and off-loading of material on building sites.

They come in various sizes in Fixed or Retractable(adjustable) types. Their design, use and application is critical to material movement on sites, sometimes open to abuse and overloading, resulting in fatal accidents on sites.

There is no specific EN standard for Platform Design. However, limit state structural design can be followed for designs.

Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998             
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
EN 1990 (all parts), Eurocode — Basis of structural design.              
ENV 1991 (all parts), Eurocode 1 — Basis of design and actions on structures.
ENV 1993 (all parts), Eurocode 3 — Design of steel structures.

This schematic guidance provides best practice basic knowledge to designers and safety managers to ensure safe design and use of such equipment.

Loading Platform Guide
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