Change is coming to the mobile access tower industry, as EN 1004 is on track to be updated this year. EN 1004 (published in the UK as BS EN1004) is the design standard for mobile access towers used across Europe. It’s been adopted in many other countries too. It tells us what materials, dimensions, design loads, safety and performance requirements these products should conform to. Everyone designing, manufacturing, supplying, buying, hiring or using a mobile access tower in Europe should make sure that it complies with EN 1004. The revision has been a lengthy process. PASMA participated extensively throughout and helped shape the updates. On this page, we are sharing our experience and knowledge of the revision to help the industry prepare for EN1004:2020.
The revision has been approved following a formal vote, which closed on 13th February 2020. The withdrawal date for the old standard has been confirmed as 17 May 2021. We expect BSI to publish the new standard in the UK in Autumn 2020.