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PS-48 4 ft Portable Scaffold

Performance Overview

StyleLoad CapacityApprox. Product HeightWidthApprox. Product DepthApprox. Cu. Ft. Per Unit
Portable Scaffold500 lbs50-1/8 in46-1/8 in25-1/2 in3.4

The PS-48 Portable Scaffold is a versatile, portable 4 ft scaffold that can be used as a push cart, working scaffold, storage shelf or work bench. Contains two planks (one 10 in, one 6 in deep), with combined 500 lbs load capacity (250 lbs per plank). Planks adjust to different working heights of 12 in, 24 in or 36 in. Non-marring wheels prevent damage to floor by securely locking into place. Multi-use S-hooks make transportation easy and are ToolLasso® ready.


  • Mar-resistant wheels. High grade wheels prevent marring by locking securely into place
  • Multi-use S-hooks make transportation easy and are ToolLasso® ready
  • Versatile. Can be used as push cart, storage shelf or work bench
  • Planks adjust to different standing heights
  • 250 lbs per plank (500 lbs combined)


FeatureSize / Details
StylePortable Scaffold
Approx. Product Height50-1/8 in
Width46-1/8 in
Approx. Product Depth25-1/2 in
Load Capacity500 lbs
Approx. Shipping Weight Lbs.65
Approx. Cu. Ft. Per Unit3.4

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Additional PS-48 Series Models

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PS-48 4 ft Portable Scaffold is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good scaffold Scaffold is used for insulation. We go thru 3 a yearThey crack at web points. We use them daily on residential jobs . Good scaffold overall.
Date published: 2013-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Concept-needs solid rubber wheels Our installers use your carts every day primarily to roll boxes of product through hospital hallways and construction sites. Being able to have one tool that allows us to both transport and stand on to install window treatments saves time. My only complaint is the cheap plastic wheels. It is inevitable that the wheels will get scarred up or a flat spot. Rolling them down a hallway is very loud. The planks start to rattle. We replace ours every 6 months or so because the welds break at the center hinge point from so much use and weight.
Date published: 2013-06-01
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Are guardrails available for the PS-48 4' Portable Scaffold?

The general contractor on the project we are working on states: "Mobile (Baker-Style) scaffolding shall have adequate handrails, and mid-rails installed per manufactures instructions at any height." I am arguing that this scaffold can be used at 2' without handrails.
Asked by: Safety Tony
The PS-48 Portable Scaffolding unit does not have guardrails available. This unit is only to be used one unit high, and not stacked.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-19

Can a longer plank be placed between 2 units?

I am hoping to set up two complete units about 8' apart. Are there planks available that would span this gap?
Asked by: Jones
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-06-24

Replacement wheels for ps48 scaffolding

Asked by: Anonymous
Replacement casters are able to be purchased through any of our distributors in your area. Part number to order for this is 40-5.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-12-19

Size when Folded

What is the size of the frame when folded for storage? What is the thickness of the planks?
Asked by: Doug
The collapsed length is 4', without the casters. With casters, the height is 50-1/8", width 46-1/8" and depth 25-1/2". Narrow plank is 46" length and 6" width. Wide plank is 46" length and 10" width.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-05-19

What is the COO of this product

Where is this product made?
Asked by: Harvick
The PS-48 Portable Scaffolding unit is manufactured in China. In recent years Werner Co. has expanded globally to become the world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of ladders, climbing equipment and ladder accessories. Werner is now available in new markets and product categories and has added manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S. and around the world to satisfy global demand.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2013-10-22

30" working height or is it 36" working height

one of my subcontractors has brought your PS-48 on to a job site and the GC is asking a lot of questions about working height i sent him 2 different documents and both have different working heights for the PS-48 I need clearafiacation for the GC one is 30" the other is 36"
Asked by: DJP
The maximum working height on the PS-48 is 36".
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-12-19

Are the legs adjustible?

I need to paint above a set of stairs. Can the legs be adjusted so that they may be placed on stairs? Also, are there accessories available to remove the wheels and provide other feet for a more permanent location?
Asked by: Michael
Unfortunately, the legs on this are not adjustable nor do we have other feet available for this model of scaffold.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-01-05

Does the little knob on the brace enable the brace to fold for storage?

Asked by: Brace
The shipping length is 4'. There is a locked position and unlocked position. You can contact Customer Care at 888-523-3370 Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 EST. We can email you an instruction sheet.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-07-06

Would you use the portable scaffold on an ice rink?

If not do you have the OSHA regs for why it is a bad idea or even your disclaimer would work too. Thanks
Asked by: MSG
It is not recommended to use this product on an ice rink. The product instruction labels state that the scaffold should be erected on firm, level ground.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2015-09-19

Where can I purchase another 6 or 10 plank. I'm short and need another step,otherwise I have to carry around a step stool.

Asked by: Vern
Replacement planks can be ordered through any local or online distributor. The kit number for the 10 inch wide plank is a 36-89. And the Kit for the 6 inch wide plank is the 36-88.
Answered by: Werner Customer Care
Date published: 2016-02-07
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Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.