The Forum members are directly involved in setting standards for the industry, not only in quality assurance, but also in the active participation on appropriate committees. The greatest effort is probably through the British Standards organisation where documents are drafted, not only for UK use but also for consideration as European Standards on which there is also active participation.
The main committees are:
B/509/50 The British Standard Technical Committee responsible for Lighting Columns.
CEN/TC/50 The European Technical Committee responsible for Lighting Columns.
The Lighting Column Sector Scheme Committee responsible for the National Sector Scheme 6 for columns.
The ILE Technical Committee with responsibility for disseminating technical issues to the industry through its professional network.
The most essential British and European Standards are given below relating to the lighting column industry.
BS EN 40-1:1992 Lighting Columns: Definitions and terms.
BS EN 40-2:2004 Lighting Columns: General requirements and dimensions.
BS EN 40-3-1:2013 Lighting Columns: Design and verification. Specification for characteristic loads.
BS EN 40-3-2:2013 Lighting Columns: Design and verification. Verification by testing.
BS EN 40-3-3:2013 Lighting Columns: Design and verification. Verification by calculation.
BS EN 40-4:2005 Lighting Columns: Requirements for reinforced and prestressed concrete lighting columns.
BS EN 40-5:2002 Lighting Columns: Requirements for steel lighting columns.
BS EN 40-6:2002 Lighting Columns: Requirements for aluminium lighting columns.
BS EN 40-7:2002 Lighting Columns: Requirements for fibre reinforced polymer composite lighting columns.
BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 Eurocode 1. Actions on structures. General actions. Wind actions.
UK NA to BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 Eurocode 1. Actions on Structures. General Actions. Wind Actions.
PD 6547:2004+A1:2009 Guidance on the use of BS EN 40-3-1 and BS EN 40-3-3.
BS 6399-2:1997 Loadings for buildings: Code of practice for wind loads. Withdrawn. Replaced by BS EN 1991-1-4:2005.
BS EN ISO 1461:2009 Hot dip galvanized coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles. Specifications and test methods.
BS EN ISO 14713-1:2009 Zinc coatings. Guidelines and recommendations for the protection against corrosion of iron and steel in structures. General principles of design and corrosion resistance
BS EN ISO 14713-2:2009 Zinc coatings. Guidelines and recommendations for the protection against corrosion of iron and steel in structures. Hot dip galvanizing
BS EN ISO 14713-3:2009 Zinc coatings. Guidelines and recommendations for the protection against corrosion of iron and steel in structures. Sherardizing
BS ISO 13003:2003 Fibre-reinforced plastics. Determination of fatigue properties under cyclic loading conditions.
BS EN 1993-1-9:2005 Eurocode 3. Design of steel structures. Fatigue.
BS EN 1999-1-3:2007 Eurocode 9. Design of aluminium structures. Structures susceptible to fatigue.
BS EN 12767:2007 Passive safety of support structures for road equipment. Requirements, classification and test methods.
In addition the following documents are used for lighting columns for the Highways England:
BD 26/04 Design of Lighting Columns. - Withdrawn.
BD 94/07 Design of Minor Structures.
TD 89/08 (Passive Safety -Design):
Specification for Highway Works - Volume 1 - Series 1300 and Series 1900.
The following hyperlinks can be copied and pasted or just click to go to the document.
A full list of the published DMRB documents:
Navigate to DMRB - Volume 2 - Section 2 - Part 1:
BD 35/14 (QA - Paint):
BD 87/05 (Maintenance Painting):
The specification for highway works is also available through the internet.
Follow the link below to the index page and select the route you want.
(i.e Volume 1 is the specification and Volume 2 are the notes for Guidance, 1300 series is for Lighting Columns, 1900 series is for Paint and 5000 series for Maintenance Painting):
Sector Scheme Documents: