RSMA update: marking goes online

19/03/2020

The chief executive of the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA), Stu McInroy, has advised members that while there are cancellations to events, webinar or telephone meetings will be available.

Mr McInroy (pictured) said: 'The health, safety and welfare of RSMA staff and member companies are at the forefront of RSMA contingency planning during the current COVID-19 outbreak. RSMA continues to monitor and be guided by the advice provided by the UK Government and as a result, the following actions have been implemented.

'Notwithstanding the measures outlined below, RSMA shall continue to operate and support members to the maximum possible degree by utilising alternative mechanisms and approaches where possible.'

The following RSMA actions have been taken:

  • hosted meetings will take place via alternative methods (conferencing/webinar facilities), these include the Health & Safety Forum (21 Apr), Traffic Management Working Group (21 Apr) and Sector Scheme #7 Meeting (23 Apr). Those due to attend will be contacted shortly.
  • Member Interest Groups (MIGs) scheduled for Bristol (30 Apr) and Manchester (5 May) are cancelled. The content of the MIGs shall be provided to members via an alternative mechanism.
  • RSMA staff shall not attend external meetings in person but will endeavour to join such meetings remotely if facilities are available.

The majority of RSMA staff will be working from home to minimise social interaction but the office will remain contactable by telephone or e-mail.

RSMA has postponed all training and assessment activity. This shall be rescheduled for later in the year.

All those affected will be contacted directly, but the RSMA ask you to get in contact if you have any questions.

It will continue to accept bookings for training/assessment for later in the year should members wish to plan ahead.

If you have any queries, you can contact the RSMA office on 01427 610101.

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