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Steps and ladders

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If you manufacture or sell steps or ladders in the Netherlands, you must comply with the (Commodities Act) Portable Climbing Equipment Decree (Warenwetbesluit draagbaar klimmaterieel). This decree demands that steps and ladders should have:

  • equipment type indication
  • name and address of the manufacturer, importer or vendor
  • instructions for use

Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to steps or ladders differ from those of other EU Member States. If a set of steps or ladders is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.

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