Changes due to signs and devices standard after industry spots errors

23/06/2022
Dominic Browne

Corrections will be made to the BS 8442:2022 standard on Miscellaneous road traffic signs and devices - Requirements and test methods, following concerns from the industry.

The Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management (ARTSM) requested an urgent meeting of the BSI B509/3 committee after spotting errors in the standard in May.

The committee agreed that the errors should be corrected however no timetable has been put in place. The amendments require a business case to BSI and this has now been drafted, Highways understands.

ARTSM said it was 'pushing for this to be expedited as soon as practicably possible'.

The corrections are

Clause 13: Retroreflective self righting bollards

13.3.2 Photometric performance of conspicuity panels, traffic signs and plain white circles incorporated in all RSRB

States: Retroreflective material shall conform to BS EN 12899-1:2007

Should state: Retroreflective material shall conform to BS EN 12899-1:2007, Table NA.1B

Appendix A: Retroreflective sheeting materials

A.2.2 Preparation samples: line 4:

States: BS EN 485-1 or other agreed substrate (see 4c)

Should state: BS EN 485-1 or other agreed substrate (see 4f)

Clause A.3.2 Coefficient of retroreflection sign face materials

States: When measured in accordance with the procedure specified …..retroreflective materials shall conform to BS EN 12899-1:2007, Table 4, class RA2 or above

Should state: When measured in accordance with the procedure specified …..retroreflective materials shall conform to BS EN 12899-1:2007.

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