A trestle is a aluminium, wooden or steel frame used to span wooden boards in order to create a work platform.
- Set up on a firm, level, none slip surface
- Keep tidy and free from trip hazards
- Be large enough to allow safe passage of people
- Keep trestle well maintained
- Don’t load the trestle in a way that applies sideways force and could cause it to topple over
- Don’t overloaded the trestle
- Don’t use trestle in conjunction with boxes or steps to gain extra height