Every responsible agency is aware of the danger posed by unsound street lighting columns, where corrosion can occur that can’t be seen – below ground. If you are an asset owner (such as a parish / district council) or responsible for a lighting scheme supporting seasonal decorations, you are required by law to ensure the lighting asset is capable of taking the additional load.
Seasonal decorations may include:
- Hanging baskets
- Festive lights
- Directional signs
- Promotional banners
- WIFI Units
To determine if your lighting columns can withstand the additional load of an attachment, you should complete a structural test with a design demonstrating compliance to BSEN40. In conjunction with our patented dipstik® structural assessment, a detailed calculation is completed to identify column strength thus averting the potential for catastrophic collapse due to column overload.
What is a BSEN40?
A BSEN40 is a structural design analysis which is achieved by performing a Structural Inspection and Test on the column, taking detailed measurements and parameters to ensure they meet European standards.
This information is presented to our independent structural design consultant who will analyse the collected data together with the impact of the attachment(s) for compliance with BSEN40. The final report will contain recommendations and stated assumptions (if any).