Working Group 1

Working Group 1 – Bollards and Sign Illumination

Working Group 1 – Bollards, Twin Amber Flashers, Belisha Beacons and Sign Illumination – 

Chair 2021 – Peter Diamond, Pudsey Diamond (second term)

Vice Chair – Sean Coffey

The majority of the work addressed by this Working Group is centered on issues arising through the testing & compliance of products as determined in BS EN 12899:2007 Parts 1 and 2 & also BS 8442:2015 where applicable The Program of work is based upon the existence of, and the need to deal with relevant issues in the following categories:

  1. Highways England Specifications and Technical Regulations (TR and MC series). This includes proposed changes to Design Manual for Roads & Bridges (DMRB) taking particular notice of the nuances of each of the devolved nations
  2. CEN, European and BSI adopted Standards.
  3. TSRGD 2016 & Revisions to Traffic Signs manual
Aims of WG1 Membership
  1. To take part in a continuous review of standards in the above categories, taking action on any documents which require revision to reflect changes in procedures, legislation, safety, and European harmonisation & implement changes across the sector accordingly
  2. Any document or parts of documents considered to be redundant owing to any of the above changes will be examined for consolidation or withdrawal.
  3. To publish guidance notes to help end customers & engineers specify the appropriate products for their needs.
Objectives for 2019-20
  1. Fully review all standards that are applicable to this Working Group & make representation to relevant HE, BSI or CEN committee responsible for implementation
  2. Retain membership of relevant committees where we can influence improvements to standards & make best use of the expertise of the individual members within the Highways Sector
  3. Ensure that all members are manufacturing & promoting products that comply with the correct standards currently in place
  4. Help raise awareness of the value of the ARTSM for the maintenance and development of appropriate and relevant standards across the Highways Sector
Points of Reference (Standards Applicable)
  1. BS8442:2015
  2. BS EN12899-1:2007
  3. BS EN12899-2:2007
  4. BS EN 12767:2007

Next meeting :     TBA (pending 8442/12767 updates)

Chair 2021: Pete Diamond (Second Term) Deputy Chair : Sean Coffey