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Masts and poles (BS EN)

The requirements for precast masts or poles (either all of a piece or composed of separate elements) of reinforced or prestressed concrete are covered by:

BS EN 12843: Precast concrete products Masts and poles.

The elements may be hollow or solid and may receive (or include) additional components, such as cross-arms or platforms, inserts and connectors. Applications include:

   lighting, but not for lighting columns in traffic circulation areas
   overhead electric lines
   telecommunications lines
   overhead electric lines for railways, trams and similar antenna
   wind turbines.

Lighting columns are covered by: BS EN 40-4: Lighting columns. Requirements for reinforced and prestressed concrete lighting columns.