Engineering

Title: Kitemark for Road Signs

Organisation: BSI
Date uploaded: 30th November 2010
Date published/launched: Pre 2009

Road signs have been identified as 'High Risk' under the Construction Products Directive (CPD) because of their function. Kitemark scheme for road traffic signs was launched to assist manufacturers to comply with European legislation.

Kitemark scheme for road traffic signs was launched to assist manufacturers to comply with new European Legislation (EN12899-1) and can be assigned to the reflective material, the entire sign as well as the construction of the sign, and there are already Kitemark licensees on the scheme.

Road signs have been identified as 'High Risk' under the Construction Products Directive (CPD) because of their function of informing and warning the motorist. Because of this, they must be independently assessed to gain the required CE mark which may become mandatory from mid 2013 (subject to confirmation). It is already mandatory in most other EU countries.

BSI (British Standards Institution) is a notified body and offers both Kitemark certification and the CE mark. Requirements for CE marking are quite complex and involved - the process can take up to three years to complete.

For more information contact:
Enquiries at Kitemark
T: 08450 765600

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