PASMA guidance: Using mobile access towers in bad weather
In light of the storms which have battered parts of the UK recently, it seems like an apt time to revisit PASMA’s guidance on using mobile access towers in poor weather.
Generally, the guidance given by PASMA and many manufacturers is that mobile access towers which conform with the product standard EN1004 should be stable in a freestanding condition in wind speeds of up to 28mph.
However, proper planning must always take place to ensure the safety of operators and the public, and variables, such as the location of the site and surrounding terrain – such as woodland, cliffs, or near coastal areas - will affect potential wind speeds.
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