1931: Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders


Get the information and requirements you need to help ensure ground ladders used by fire personnel comply with the latest standard.

Ground ladders often serve as the only safe path of entrance and escape of a building for fire personnel and victims or means of transporting people and equipment between levels. It is vital this essential apparatus is constructed and tested to confirm its quality and readiness to perform as intended. NFPA® 1931, Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, 2020 edition, offers comprehensive criteria for certifying these ladders are safe and reliable.

The standard is a must-have resource for makers of ground ladders used in fire-fighting and rescue operations and training exercises. Provisions cover everything from requirements for all types of ladder designs, accessories, and manufacturer certifications to design verification testing, label testing, and more.

NFPA 1931, 2020 edition, represents the most current standards of performance for fire department ground ladders.

Revised for the first time since 2015, this critical safety document delivers the relevant information manufacturers must adhere to in the production of ground fire ladders. The updated NFPA 1931 features additions and changes to keep pace with evolving industry practices and technology.

For the 2020 edition, the standard includes a new chapter addressing ladder accessories. Definitions and references to American Ladder Institute standards are also updated for accuracy and consistency.

Take confidence you are working with the right information and requirements for fire-fighting ground ladders.

The ability to minimize loss and help save lives can rest on the dependability of the equipment fire departments have at their disposal. Help ensure your operation is in compliance by upgrading to NFPA 1931, Standard for Manufacturer’s Design of Fire Department Ground Ladders, 2020 edition, today.

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