FAQ Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What does the name nivtec mean?

The name nivtec is acombination of the French/German words “Niveau” and “Technik” (Technology). Thus the company stands for good-looking and technically sophisticated staging.

Where is the company located

It is located  in the western part of Germany between Cologne and Dortmund next to the Autobahn A1. Find a map here!

How many people does the company employ?

At the moment we employ 20 people at our production site Remscheid.


How can I get in touch with you?

You can call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

Questions about the system

Is the system certified?

Our staging system is certified by the testing institute TÜV Thüringen according to the European DIN EN 13814 for building and operating flying constructions 

How can I get hold of safety certificates?

Summaries of our certificates for aluminium and steel base constructions can be found in our protected download section. Just contact us for the password. In case you need detailed safety certificates, please contact

What are the main advantages of the nivtec system?

Less time + less material + more flexiblity = 🙂

In our section “the system” you will find our strongpoints:


Does the reduction of legs affect stability?

After extensive testing and 20 years of experience, we can answer this question with a definitive “NO”. The max. distributed load for the in- and outdoor platform with 12 mm panel is 750 kg/sqm, resp. 500kg/sqm for the indoor platform with 9 mm panel. The reduction of legs rather ensures that you get the job done faster, but has no structural effects on stability


Questions about the platforms

What is the standard size?

In Europe the standard size is 200 x 100 cm. 

How much does the standard platform weigh?

200 x 100 m = 33 kg

200 x 50 m = 20 kg

100 x 50 m = 12 kg

(just to name a few)

Is nivtec fit for outdoor use?

The platforms with multiplex plywood panel are suitabel for short-term outdoor use. Extreme weather conditions, such as intensive sun light or water logging, are to be avoided.

What does a nivtec stage cost?

For submitting an offer the following details are necessary: 

Size and height(s) of stage, type of base construction, extent of accessories as rails and stairs. Please ask for your individual offer and use the contact form, please.


Questions about the installation

How do I set-up a nivtec stage

Please have a look at our page “The system“.

More information on how to set-up stages with nivtec can be found in the assembly instructions aluminium and steel in our download section.

In case you have any question, please use the contact form.

Can I combine the nivtec system with others?

All nivtec certifcates are issued for constructions built with nivtec original parts only. In this context a combination with the Layher Metric Allround Scaffold System has been approved. However a combined use of nivtec with material of other manufacturers is not covered by our certificates. Mixed use leads to immediate expiry of certifications and warranty.

Questions about the delivery

When does my delivery arrive?


For each order you place, you will receive a proforma invoice with an exact date of dispatch. At this date your consignment will be ready for collection by either a forwarder or yourself. The transport times depends on your distance from Remscheid. 

How do I deal with transport damages?

We make sure that your consignment is safely packed. Unfortunately, transport damages may occur. We would like to point out that the goods are to be checked for damages immediately upon receipt. Should you find a defect, please make a note on the delivery report. Inform with a meaningful picture and a short description. 

When can I pick up the goods?

Our dispatch is open from Monday to Thursday from 9 AM to 3 PM and Fridays from 8 to 11 AM.

Lunch break: 12 to 1 PM 

What is to be consider when I pick up the goods by myself?

Please keep in mind, that customers who collect themselves neither receive packaging nor belts as the goods change hands unpacked. Hence, loading personnel and belts are to be organised by the collector.