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All about Scaffolding
  No. 35 – July 2011

                                                   Wins Prize for Innova-
Layher                                             tion and Quality
Layher was awarded the “Baden-Württemberg             and exemplary company, but also a trendsetter
Competence Prize for Innovation and Quality” in       for the entire industry”, he continued.
Stuttgart. The prize, initiated by P.E. Schall GmbH
and Steinbeis-Transferzentrum TQU, is intended        With this prize, we have again proven our lea-
as an accolade to companies from Baden-Würt-          ding role when it comes to system scaffolding.
temberg who have mastered the success factors         For more than 60 years now, we have continu-
of innovation and quality, who have transposed        ally been making crucial advances in scaffolding
these into their practical operations and who         construction. Just last year, Layher presented to
have verifiably attained an outstanding perfor-       the professionals at the Bauma show nearly 30                  “On behalf of the entire company Layher,
mance. The patron is the Steinbeis-Stiftung, a        well-thought-out and practically-minded new                    I’d like to express my sincere thanks for
foundation dedicated to promoting business.           products already in use by customers both inside               this award, which honours not only our
During a visit to the parent plant in Eibensbach,     and outside Germany. Whether it’s design work                  company’s enthusiasm for innovation,
its committee of experts satisfied themselves,        intended to improve existing products, or the                  but also the courage and far-sightedness
after detailed study, that the prize was merited      opening up of new fields of business using sup-                of our clients. An innovative product is
and that all the prize criteria had been met, said    plementary components such as the innovative                   just the start. It also has to be backed
Professor Heinz Trasch, Chairman of the Board of      Allround Shoring TG 60 – we’re always focused                  by our clients who use new solutions
Steinbeis-Stiftung and jury member, in his lau-       on our customers’ success: by more safety,                     successfully on the market. This trust
datory speech. “The living culture of innovation,     more efficiency and more service. The excellent                and our partnership-like cooperation will
close contacts to its customers and active par-       product quality thanks to highly automated pro-                encourage us to earn the “Competence
ticipation in the various bodies, are the source      duction inside Germany, plus continuous quality                Prize for Innovation and Quality” in the
for a plethora of ideas that evolve into products     checking, is however also part of the compre-                  future too”, affirmed Dr. Helmut Kreller,
which, in overall combination with already intro-     hensive “more possibilities” package.                          Managing Director.
duced products, represent a unique solution for
the customer. Layher is not only an authentic

                                                                                   From left to right: Michael Winkler (Head of Quality Assurance), Harald Ilg (Team Leader
                                                                                   for Development), Dr. Helmut Kreller (Managing Director), Dr. Rolf Sontheimer (Director
 Dr. Helmut Kreller at the prize award                                             of the Technical Office), Bernhard Frisch (Managing Director)

                            You will find these and other interesting topics in this issue:
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                            Allround Stairways                                                                                     TECHNOlino
                                                                          Aluminium safety                                         Layher brings
                                                                          stept                                                    technology into
                            stairways, emergency
                                                                          Small but perfectly                                      play..
                            stairways, temporary
                                            Technology and Products

Allround at the site – as a stairway tower
One system – an unlimited variety of uses:                  there any need to keep opening and closing            mandatory for opposite stairways, but also
Allround equipment provides clients with a                  the access hatches provided in the scaffolding        enhances safety in the case of single-flight
construction kit for almost every conceivable               decks.                                                stairways.
application. From work, safety, support, rein-
forcing or birdcage scaffolding to small-span,              With the Allround system, Layher clients can,

temporary and cable bridges, plus accesses                  thanks to a few well-thought-out additional
and stairways. Temporary and permanent                      components, build stairway towers for a wide                          “More safety” – in

stairway structures have long become esta-                  range of applications and requirements – ea-                          the legal sense too.
blished on the market, for example for event                sily, quickly and optimally adapted to every
applications or as escape stairway towers.                  storey and exit height: in various widths and                         The German Technical Rules
                                                            load capacities to conform to regulations.                            for Industrial Safety (TRBS
But stairway towers are also increasingly                   From the landing-type stairway tower for per-            2121), Part 1 provide, as a more specific
being used for construction work too. They                  missible loads of up to 2.5 kN/m² – integra-             definition of the German Ordinance on
have many advantages over an integrated                     ted into the scaffolding or as an independent            Industrial Safety and Health (BetrSichV),
ladder access solution: they ensure faster and              access structure – to stairway towers made               assistance regarding accesses to work-
more convenient ascent and descent inside                   of individual stringers and steel decks for up           places on scaffolding, In order to avoid
the scaffolding – a service appreciated by visi-            to 7.5 kN/m². The structural strength of each            risks from falls. Particularly in the case of
tors to the site – plus problem-free carriage of            stairway tower structure must be verified.               large-scale work, when conveying large
working materials or tools, and above all en-                                                                        amounts of material through this access
hanced safety thanks to wide tread surfaces                 Note:                                                    or when the ascent height inside the
and guard rails. Working on the scaffolding le-             Construction stairways and stairway towers               scaffolding exceeds 10 metres, the TRBS
vel is also much more convenient, since there               can be built in opposite or parallel configu-            recommends stairways, hoists or lifts
are no ladders obstructing the way, nor is                  rations. The internal stairway guard rail is             instead of ladders for access.

Live loads for stairway towers
                                                   Scaffolding         Construction          Escape stairways        Temporary                Temporary
                                                   accesses            stairways             or publicly acces-      structures               structures
                                                                                             sible stairways
         Load types                                EN 12811-1          ZH 1/45               DIN 1055-3              DIN 4112                 prEN 13814
 1       Individual load evenly distributed over         1,5 kN               1,5 kN               2,0 kN                   1,5 kN                    1,5 kN
         an area of 0.2 m x 0.2 m
 2       Surface load (step, stairways, overall        1,0 kN/m²            2,0 kN/m²             5,0 kN/m²               7,5 kN/m²                 5,0 kN/m²
 3       Height-related application of surface         ∆H = 10 m            ∆H = 20 m          onto all walk-on        onto all walk-on         onto all walk-on
         load as per line 2                                                                         areas                   areas                    areas

Events get moving fast on insert legs
Insert leg platforms are ideal for use in halls
and rooms – and for smaller platforms up to
one metre high are very economical too, thanks
to the minor effort for assembly and to the few
components with a low component weight.
Layher scores double points for its customers
here. Thanks to further development of the
proven Event deck*, subsequent assembly of
insert leg supports is now also possible. The
appropriate insert leg supports and the legs
themselves are available as accessories, as is
an expansion kit with guard rails and stairways.
As a result, the optimized Event deck (T10) me-
ans “more uses possible”: as accustomed, on
Event crosspieces with Allround substructures
up to a load of 750 kg/m² and – what’s new –
as a quickly assembled insert leg platform.

*Previous version T7; new version: T10
                                                                      Technology and Products

Stairway towers 500 and 750
For uses with high live loads, the 16-stan-
dard Allround stairway tower is ideal. In                                                                                                                                                  For a non-slip transition from the
this case, the stairways are made up of in-                                                                                                                                                stairway to the platform, Layher in-
dividual U-type stringers and – as steps – of                                                                                                                                              cludes in its range the 0.11 m wide
series decks. This permits variable widths of                                                                                                                                              “U-gap ledger” with tear-drop pat-
the stairways between 1.09 m and 2.57 m.                                                                                                                                                   tern plate. Thanks to the integrated
Thanks to their modular design, the weight                                                                                                                                                 ledger, it doubles as a load-bearing
and the volume of the individual parts is low,                                                                                                                                             component.
assuring rapid and hence economical as-
sembly and dismantling. The high proportion
of standard Layher Allround material further
contributes to high efficiency. The 16-stan-
dard floor plan of the stairway tower permits,
in the intermediate bays too, adjustment of
the exit height using short equalizing stair-
ways. The stairway tower 500 is preferably
used as a construction stairway tower, for                                                                                                                                                 If the interim space is not covered by
example as access to the site or as a road                                                                                                                                                 decks but instead – as the minimum
crossing not accessible to the general pub-                                                                                                                                                version – only designed with a doub-
lic. The stairway tower 750 is ideal, thanks to                                                                                                                                            le wedge head coupler, the gap can
its pitch dimensions, for stairway structures                                                                                                                                              simply be covered with the “U-gap
open to the public.                                                                                                                                                                        cover with claws” available in various
                                                                                                                                                                                           lengths. This can be inserted without
Possible uses                                                                                                                                                                              any problem and fixed in place with
 Accesses to construction sites                                                                                                                                                           an Allround Lift-off preventer.
 Road crossing during building work                For detailed information
                                                                                                                                       Vom einfac
                                                                                                                                                   hen Innen
                                                                                                                                                          in Gerüs

                                                                                                                                                  zu Trepp         ten
                                                                                                                                     in öffent             entürmen
                                                                                                                                              lichen Bereic
                                                                                                                                             Versammlu hen und

                                                                                                                                                  dazu vielfäl tten,

 Escape stairway tower                             on the extensive Layher
                                                                                                                                                                          äre Au

                                                                                                                                                   zertifiziert ent
                                                                                                                                                                      Tem por

                                                                                                                                                   ISO 9001:
                                                                                                                                                 durch TÜV-C2008

 Access to stages and stands and much              range of accesses and
   more besides…                                    stairways, please refer
                                                    to the brochure “Tem-
                                                    porary Accesses”..


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Small but perfectly formed
For assembly and maintenance work,                  covering. Craftsmen are protected during their                                                                                      service centers in four different sizes, from two
Layher is now supplementing its extensive           work by a strong folding safety bar, while a tool                                                                                   to five steps – for convenient and safe working
professional ladder range with the alumini-         tray and bucket hook ensure further conveni-                                                                                        at a standing height of up to 1.15 metres.
um safety stepladder. It enables craftsmen          ence. Grooved plastic feet with a large floor con-
such as plasterers, painters or drywallers to       tact surface ensure stability and also protect the
work in comfort and safety, and is easy to          floor covering. With an optional set of castors,
transport too.                                      this new product is also easy to move around.

Layher is presenting a further new product for      Transport and storage are also convenient:
its extensive ladder range: the aluminium safety    the aluminium safety stepladder can be
stepladder. The folding stepladder stands out       quickly and easily folded together for
during assembly and maintenance work not            easy transport and storage – its pa-
only because of its convenience for use, but also   cked height is just eight centimet-
because of its safety – an ideal addition to the    res. That means it fits in any car or
equipment of plasterers, painters or drywallers.    workshop, even in the tightest
Quick to assembly, it is comfortable and above      corners. The aluminium sa-
all safe to use thanks to its extra-wide steps      fety stepladder is available
with non-slip aluminium grooved plate or plastic    from selected dealers or
                                        News and Communication

Layher brings technology into play
As part of the “TECHNOlino” project, the           of Layher apprentices during a factory tour.
“Haselnussweg” kindergarten from Eibens-           In future, the apprentices will be guests at
bach recently made a trip to Layher. This          the kindergarten for several months so that
was the starting point for several months          they can bring “technology into play” in the
of cooperation during which the children           children’s accustomed surroundings. The plan
will have a chance to discover technolo-           is to design, using the versatile Layher scaffol-
gy in their play, together with the Layher         ding equipment, a sunshade over the sandpit,
apprentices.                                       for example, or a water course for the water
To counter the threat of a future shortage of
skilled labour, the idea is to interest children   “We see in the “TECHNOlino” project a won-          lie fully with our apprentices, who are as a
and young people at an early age for the exci-     derful chance to familiarize children earlier       result also benefiting from this project: they
ting world of technology. The companies’ job       than before with learning and at the same           learn to take on responsibility and work to-
here is to transform dull school theory into       time to encourage an interest in technology”,       gether in a team. An exciting task for today’s
fascinating practice in a meaningful way. This     reports Layher manager Bernhard Frisch. “Re-        apprentices – and an opportunity for dialogue
is why Layher is supporting the “TECHNOlino”       sponsibility for planning and implementation        with tomorrow’s apprentices – for more future.
project initiated by Südwestmetall (Baden-
Württemberg’s metal industry association)
and BBQ (a non-profit training association).
The intention is to arouse interest among the
children from the Eibensbach kindergarten
from technology in a playful way to smooth
their transition from the kindergarten to their

The first meeting was at Layher’s main plant
in Eibensbach. After being welcomed and
having breakfast together, the budding en-
gineers were able to make a “TECHNOlino”
plate as a souvenir, under the supervision

Successful event – the systematic way
An interested and well-informed public, plus       industry was tangibly affected by the economic      feedback from our customers has shown us that
promising discussions - that was how Layher’s      crisis, we’re all the happier about the increased   what we offer in the field of event systems is
Sales Director Roland Bischoff summed up the       number of visitors and the increased interest       keeping pace with current trends.” For example,
show prolight + sound 2011: “since the events      resulting at prolight + sound. This year too, the   the Event stages with truss roofs available as a
                                                                                                       kit have successfully established themselves.
                                                                                                       Thanks to the complete solution with stage and
                                                                                                       roof structure, customers are guaranteed to have
                                                                                                       all the components ready to hand. Layher also
                                                                                                       aroused particular interest with its new insert leg
                                                                                                       platform based on the further-developed Event
                                                                                                       deck. The smart part: one product, two systems.

                                                                                                          Publishing, concept and design:
                                                                                                          Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co. KG
                                                                                                          Post Box 40
                                                                                                          74361 Güglingen-Eibensbach
                                                                                                          Telephone      (07135) 70-0
                                                                                                          Telefax        (07135) 70-265
 Layher at prolight + sound in Frankfurt am Main                                                          Appearing: 4 times a year


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