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Latest on EN 1004 - revision APPROVED after vote

14/2/20 - We've just heard that the revision of EN 1004 has been unanimously APPROVED, which means the design standard for mobile access towers WILL be changing. The new standard includes numerous technical and editorial adjustments, such as clarification that EN 1004 only applies to mobile towers on wheels, not towers on baseplates (those are covered in BS 1139-6). There's also one significant change that affects low-level access. Low-level towers with the working platform below 2.5m will fall within the scope of EN 1004 for the first time, as it's set to cover towers from the ground up (rather than from 2.5m as it is today). For towers with the working platform below 2m, it will also be possible for manufacturers to develop products that allow easier means of access. So now we know it's definitely changing, the next question is when. We'll release more news as we have it. To our members - we're preparing detailed guidance to ensure you have everything you need to make a smooth transition to EN1004:2020. We'll email you when it's ready. To the wider industry - we'll be releasing a free guide to the revised EN 1004, with practical guidance and useful information tailored to those who are responsible for the health and safety of tower users. Please register to receive a copy of this document when it’s available. If you have any questions that you want to ask straight away or any comments you want to share with us, please use our EN 1004 Questions and Comments form to submit them. We're particularly interested to hear about any impacts you think this revision will have or any specific support or guidance you'd like from PASMA that we haven't already addressed.