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Reference EN 50528:2010
Title Insulating ladders for use on or near low voltage electrical installations
Project Number 21458
Abstract/Scope This European Standard is applicable to portable ladders made of non conductive stiles, including accessories (cradle, adjustable foot, adjustable ladder stabilizer, foot leveller device, etc.) used to work on or near electrical systems and installations in the low voltage range (below 1 000 V a.c./1 500 V d.c.). These ladders are used, to provide temporary access, generally on overhead line structures and to undertake electrical operations. They shall be used by one person only These ladders are not intended to be put in direct contact with energized parts nevertheless they provide sufficient insulation level to protect against inadvertent contact with low voltage live parts. The requirements and tests described in this European Standard shall be considered in addition to the EN 131 series. NOTE This European Standard does not cover ladders for applications upper than 1 000 V a.c/1 500 V d.c. These products are separately covered by a specific standard (EN 61478).


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-05-14
Current Stage code deadline 2011-05-01
Deadline date for vote 2008-09-15


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.260 - Protection against electric shock
97.145 - Ladders
Keywords Insulating;Ladder; Low voltage
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2010-05-14 2011-05-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2010-05-01 2010-09-01  
5061 2010-03-26 2010-05-01  
5060 2009-11-30 2009-12-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-09-25 2009-11-27 export to doc file  EN
4099 2009-04-15 2009-09-30  
4060 2009-03-17 2009-03-30 export to doc file  EN
4020 2008-10-17 2009-03-13 export to doc file  EN
3099 2008-09-22 2008-12-31  
1099 2007-10-01 2008-04-01  
1000 2007-06-05 2007-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-05-14
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-11-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-05-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-05-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.