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The LOBO System is compliant to the following standards as a mobile work platform product:

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Typically who buys the LOBO System?


  • Automotive
  • Automated Distribution
  • Aviation
  • Chemical & Pharmaceutical
  • Construction Plant Maintenance
  • Energy, Oil & Gas
  • Facilities Management
  • Food & Drink Production
  • Hospitals & Healthcare
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Print & Packaging
  • Universities
  • Shipping & Marine
  • Theatres
  • Transport
  • Water, Waste & Recycling
Where is the LOBO System best suited?
In any area where maintenance, cleaning or production is performed.
What are other known uses for the LOBO System?
Here are some of the other uses of the LOBO System that we have provided for:

Engine Hoist

How do you expand your LOBO System higher?
By using larger Trestle Legs and Extensions.
What patents apply?
The LOBO System is patented in most countries.
Are all LOBO Systems' products compatible?
Yes, all products are fully compatible with each other and have been designed to integrate together.
How do I arrange a product demonstration?
Contact us:
UK: +44 (0) 1332 365666 or fax +44 (0) 1332 365661 from 8:30am to 5pm

USA desk at 1-800-640-5492.

Visit our website:

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Is the LOBO System free standing?
Yes, but always adhere to the 3:1 height to base ratio, or add Outriggers or brace off to a wall.
How do you expand the LOBO System to make it wider?
Insert longer tubes and add another Loboard.
What is the maximum height the LOBO System will adjust to?
10m or 32ft free-standing
Will the LOBO System integrate with existing scaffolding?
Yes, the System will connect to most existing scaffolding systems.
Can LOBOARDS be configured end-to-end or side-by-side?
Yes, either configuration is possible.
What standard is LOBO certified to?
EN1004 & British Standard 1139 parts 4 and 3.
Which regulations in the USA does LOBO conform to?
OSHA compliant and ANSI A10.8.
What is the working height to base ratio which must never be exceeded?
Three times the height to one times the base width.
Are there any limits to what can be constructed by the LOBO System?
Yes – your imagination.
Can the LOBO SYstem be made stable on uneven ground?
Yes, by loosening the 2 bolts on one side and adjusting the legs stability can normally be achieved.
When should I use outriggers?
Whenever there is movement in a structure and definitely when the structure is over 2 metres/6.5 feet standing height.
Can the L Bolts come loose?
No, they are retained and under normal conditions will not become detached from the Trestle Leg.
Is the LOBO System likely to be a target for thieves overnight?
No, as the structure can be dismantled and assembled in minutes, it can be packed away safely overnight.
Need I tighten the L Bolt with a tool?
No, under normal conditions the strength of a hand is enough.
Are sway braces load bearing?
No, they are only used to make the structure rigid.
What is the surface finish on a LOBO component?
It is zinc electroplate with an olive passivation.
What can be done if fading or scratching occurs?
The condition of the olive passivation has no effect on the overall system performance.
Can the lacquer finish fade or even scratch off?
Yes, the olive passivation may fade, but the zinc electroplate is electrically bonded to the steel surface.
When should I use Toe Boards?
At any height.
At what height should I use handrails?
At any height where there is a risk of injury due to a fall.
If two tubes are clamped together using the Loband, are they now load bearing?
Only if the lower tube is supported in fixed clamps and the upper tube is at right angles to the lower tube.
Can the LOBO System be used to tie-off for fall arrest or harness attachment purposes?
No, the system is not designed to be used for harnesses or other fall arrest connections.
Can the LOBO System be used to tie-off for fall arrest or harness attachment purposes?
No, the system is not designed to be used for harnesses or other fall arrest connections.
Is the LOBO System scaffolding?
No, LOBO is a light weight, portable work platform system used for industrial maintenance or production.

It does not replace traditional tube and clamp scaffolding on construction sites.

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