With changes to BS EN 1004 taking full effect later in 2021, PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) is urging all businesses using mobile access towers to use the transition period wisely. The new standard, coming into effect in November 2021, brings a wider range of towers into scope, along with a raft of new measures to make them safer than ever. So it’s essential that anyone who buys, hires, owns or uses mobile access towers, or is responsible for height safety in the workplace understands the changes.
Don Aers, Technical Director at PASMA, commented: “The old standard won’t be withdrawn until November, so you have time. The first step is to assess your current situation – does your purchasing policy include guidance on selecting quality equipment? If you own towers, are they certified to the right standard? Are they in good working condition? These are the things organisations should be focused on now and PASMA’s guidance talks them through this audit process, step by step.”