Multipurpose ladders Unsafe Goods Notice

This notice came into force on 22 May 2014 for an indefinite period.

Unsafe Goods (Multipurpose Ladders) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2014

The notice applies to new multipurpose ladders supplied, or offered or advertised for supply, in trade.

'Multipurpose ladder' means any portable ladder having one or more pairs of articulation joints, which allow the ladder to be rearranged to function as:

  • a single ladder, with or without a stand-off
  • a single or double sided step ladder
  • scaffold or work platform.

'Articulation joint' means a hinge which is capable of being locked in one or more positions.

All multipurpose ladders must fully comply with all applicable clauses of AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders and the tests set out in Schedule 1.

See the Unsafe Goods Notice below for the exact wording.

New Zealand Gazette website — Unsafe Goods (Multipurpose Ladders) Indefinite Prohibition Notice 2014(external link)