Passive Safety
Title   Description  
BD 94/07   Design of Minor Structures 
British Standards Online   British Standards Online 
BS 873-7   Road traffic signs and internally illuminated bollards. Specification for posts and fittings 
BS EN 12899-2007  

Fixed, vertical traffic signs. Fixed signs

2007 For permanent signs, formerly known as Class 1 (BS 873), now specified to Class RA 2

On January 1st 2006 the UK aligned with Europe with a new standard BS EN 12899-1:2001. Now superceded by BS 12899-1:2007.  This refers to fixed vertical road traffic signs(permanent), and is the first part of the standard which deals with the physical construction of the sign and materials.

Note that the Class of material description has changed.  The properties of the material remain the same, just the names change.

Therefore

Class 2 becomes Class RA1

Classe 1 becomes Class RA2 - this is now the higher spec. material

 

 
EN 1317-1:1998   Road restraint systems part 1 - Terminology and general criteria for test methods 
EN 1317-2:1998   Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for safety barriers 
EN 1317-3:2000   Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for crash cushions 
EN 1317-4:2002   Performance classes, impact test acceptance criteria and test methods for terminals and transitions of safety barriers 
EN 40-1:1992   Lighting columns. Definitions and terms 
EN 40-2:2004   Lighting columns. General requirements and dimensions 
EN 40-3-1:2000   Lighting columns. Design and verification. Specification for characteristic loads 
EN 40-3-2:2000   Lighting columns. Design and verification. Specification for characteristic loads 
EN 40-3-3:2003   Lighting columns. Design and verification. Verification by calculation 
EN 40-5:2002   Lighting columns. Requirements for steel lighting columns 
EN 40-6:2002   Lighting columns. Requirements for aluminium lighting columns 
EN 40-7:2002   Lighting columns. Requirements for fibre reinforced polymer composite lighting columns 
Gantry Risk Model   Gantry Risk Model 
IAN 44/05   IRRRS (Interim Requirements for Road Restraint Systems (vehicle and pedestrian)) 
IAN 85/07   Passive Gantries 
IAN 86/07   Portal Gantries 
IHIE Sign Structures Guide   Support design for UK traffic signs - Fully revised to BS EN 12899-1:2007 
Passive Safety UK Guidelines  

These 2020 guidelines provide guidance for the Specification and Use of Passively Safe Street Furniture on the UK Road network

 
Standards Direct   International Standards and Support Materials 
TD 19/06   Requirement for Road Restraint Systems 
TD 49/07   Requirements for Lorry Mounted Crash Cushions 
TD 89/08  

The Use of Passively Safe Sign Posts, Lighting Columns and Traffic Signal Posts to BS EN 12767:2007.

NOTE: This document supersedes TA 89/05 and withdraws all HA advice on passively safe sign posts, lighting columns and traffic signal posts.  Recommendations on these supports are now provided in the UK Annex to EN 12767:2007, available from BSI.