Plywood for scaffolding

Plywood for scaffolding is special increased-strength veneered plywood treated with a protective agent and featuring a wear-resistant, anti-slip finish. It is used to manufacture the toe-board (walk-on layer) for work and service scaffolds.

Regulatory framework

DIBt grants national technical approvals (abZ) for plywood for scaffolding

  • when they deviate significantly from the Technical Building Rules (cf. MVV TB, Chapter C 2) or
  • when neither Technical Building Rules nor generally recognised technical rules exist (e.g. innovative products).

Plywood for scaffolding is used exclusively to manufacture toe boards for work and service scaffolds. It is not covered by harmonised standard DIN EN 13986, because scaffolding does not fall within the scope of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR, Regulation (EU) No 305/2011).

Application forms

National procedure

A national technical approval (abZ) and/or oder general construction technique permit (aBG) is granted upon application (see Model Building Code (MBO), Sections 16a(2) and18(2) and (4)). This also applies to amendments and supplements to, or renewals of existing approvals and/or construction technique permits.

No formal requirements apply. The following information is needed: name and address of the applicant, description of the product and/or construction technique and its field of use or application, type of decision required (new decision, amendment or supplement to, or renewal of, an existing decision).

Please feel free to use the template below.

Application for a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (3 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Application for amendment / supplementation / renewal of a national technical approval and/or construction technique permit (4 pages)

Version: January 2018; Application form

Guideline: How to provide drawings for national technical approvals and general construction technique permits (5 pages)

Version: July 2017

  • abZ/aBG
  • Z = new decision | E = supplement | Ä = amendment | V = renewal | G = valid until
    Subject concerned Applicant Decision no. Validity
    from / to
    WISA-Sperrholz für den Gerüstbau

    UPM Plywood Oy

    Niemenkatu 16

    15141 LAHTI

    FINNLAND

    Z-9.1-430 Z: 09.05.2019
    G: 07.01.2024
    "KOSKISEN-Sperrholz" für den Gerüstbau

    Koskisen Oy

    Tehdastie 2

    16600 JÄRVELÄ

    FINNLAND

    Z-9.1-569 Z: 21.01.2019
    G: 07.01.2024
    "PISA" - Sperrholz für den Gerüstbau

    Paged Pisz Sp. z.o.o.

    ul. Kwiatowa 1

    12-200 PISZ

    POLEN

    Z-9.1-805 Z: 09.10.2020
    G: 09.10.2025

Anja Dewitt
Head of Section – Timber Construction

Phone +49 30 78730-317
Email adw(at)dibt(.)de

Legal reference documents

Testing, certification, inspection