What is EN1004?

How to make sure you are buying a aluminum scaffold that meets minimum safety requirements? What does EN1004 mean and why it's so important? Here you can find the answer in our article.

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Sometimes you might be confused DIN, BS, ***N, actually this is only a code when the EN1004 is applied in different countries.

EN1004 or BS EN1004 is the European product standard for mobile access towers (scaffold towers). Towers that conform to this standard must meet minimum safety requirements.

Why is it important to choose an EN1004 tower?

Falls from height and slips, trips or falls on the same level are associated with more fatal and major injuries to workers than any other injury kind. A huge number of factors are involved in reducing these statistics but working on equipment that meets the EN1004 requirements means that you know you are working on equipment that meets minimum safety requirements.

What are the differences between a non-EN1004 tower and an EN1004 tower?

Not EN1004EN1004
Often made from painted or galvanized steel and sometimes referred to as “Domestic” or H frame towerIt will be marked with an EN1004 label  
Use loose scaffold boards or DIY platforms which can break or move and do not have trapdoors to prevent fallsHave purpose-designed platforms with safe trapdoor entry and exit 
Do not have built-in access to ensure safe ascent and descentHave built-in access for safe ascent and descent
Not supplied with the required stabilizers to prevent overturning Supplied with the correct size and quantity of stabilizers to prevent overturning 
Have frames with gaps or heights that would not prevent a fall Have the correct quantity and number of guardrails with the correct gaps and dimensions to prevent a fall

Avoid serious injury by choosing your scaffold tower carefully

Tower scaffolds come in many different shapes and sizes so how can you be sure that the one you use is safe? Please see our next article about how to choose the right aluminum scaffold for you.

At Solid Scaffold, we’ve developed a range of products designed for both home and professional use – you can browse our scaffold towers here, or give us a call on +86-0662-3308161 or send a message to our email solid@solidscaffold.com if you have any further questions or queries. We are here to help!

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