Tripod Trestle

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The Tripod Trestle is specially designed for the building contractor and the DIY home builder.


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It is lightweight, sturdy and ideal to use in small spaces where other types of trestles cannot be used.

Two sizes are available giving a working height from 640mm up to 1300mm. This does not include the height of the timber boards.

Product Specifications

  • Weight - 4.5kg
  • Dimensions Un-Extended - 500mm(W) x 500mm(L) x 750mm/880(H)


  • Timber Board

Operating Instructions

  • Place two tripod trestles at either end of the working area that’s need to be covered but not more than 2.7m apart.
  • Adjust the trestle to the required height and secure the locking pin.
  • Place a timber boards upright in the U bracket provided from one trestle to the other.
  • Ensure the timber boards overlap between 50mm and 150mm over the ends of the U bracket.
  • Do the same on the other side of the working area required.
  • Now place timber boards next to each other across the trestles sets. They should be supported at least every 1.5m to obtain a safe working platform
  • Never lean too far to one side to reach.
  • Do not stack materials or step onto any unsupported end of a board or staging.
  • Never do anything that involves applying a lot of side force. The trestle could topple over.
  • The maximum safe working load of a scaffold board is 150 KG evenly spaced. The total weight of the user and tools must not exceed this.
  • Never use steps, boxes etc. to gain extra height.
  • Always set up the equipment on a firm, level, and nonslip surface. On soft ground, stand the equipment on boards to stop it sinking in.
  • Have an able-bodied assistant to help lift the staging or boards into position.


Protective Gloves
Rigger gloves for hand protection.