• BS 8442:2015

    Superseded A superseded Standard is one, which is fully replaced by another Standard, which is a new edition of the same Standard.

    Miscellaneous road traffic signs and devices. Requirements and test methods

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  23-02-2022

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-11-2015

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms and definitions
    4 Information and requirements to be agreed
       and documented
    5 Self-supporting rigid portable signs, other than
       barriers
    6 Portable barriers
    7 Self-supporting flexible portable signs
    8 Manually operated portable 'Stop/Go' and 'Stop
       Works' signs
    9 Portable school crossing patrol signs
    10 Portable flat traffic delineators (FTDs)
    11 Fixed, permanent, manually operated flap signs
    12 Fixed, permanent pedestrian crossing and refuge
       beacons and twin amber flashing lights
    13 Retroreflective self-righting bollards (RSRBs)
    14 Marking and information
    15 Information to be supplied by the manufacturer
    Annexes
    Annex A (normative) - Retroreflective sheeting
            materials
    Annex B (normative) - Ballast for self-supporting rigid and
            flexible portable signs, and classification and
            labelling of barrier units
    Annex C (normative) - Calculation of minimum recommended
            ballast required to resist overturning and sliding of
            self-supporting rigid portable signs
    Annex D (informative) - Classes of wind speed
    Annex E (normative) - Test for overturning and sliding
            performance of self-supporting rigid portable signs
    Annex F (informative) - Calculation of minimum recommended
            ballast required to resist overturning and sliding of
            barrier units
    Annex G (normative) - Test for impact resistance of flat
            traffic delineators (FTDs) at low temperature
    Annex H (normative) - Test for bending resistance of flat
            traffic delineators (FTDs)
    Annex I (normative) - Test for fatigue resistance of flat
            traffic delineators (FTDs)
    Annex J (normative) - Measurement of the luminance of
            internally illuminated posts
    Annex K (normative) - Determination of mean luminance
            and uniformity of luminance
    Bibliography

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Defines requirements and tests for rigid and flexible portable signs, barriers, self-supporting portable signs, 'Stop/Go' and 'Stop/Works' signs, school crossing patrol signs, flat traffic delineators, flap signs, pedestrian crossing and refuge beacons, internally illuminated posts, twin amber flashing light units, non-retroreflecting road studs and retroreflective self-righting bollards.

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    This British Standard specifies requirements and tests (see Note) for rigid and flexible portable signs, barriers, self-supporting portable signs, “Stop/Go?? and “Stop/Works?? signs, school crossing patrol signs, flat traffic delineators, flap signs, pedestrian crossing and refuge beacons, internally illuminated posts, twin amber flashing light units, non-retroreflecting road studs and retroreflective self-righting bollards.

    Non-retroreflecting road studs incorporating an active light source are not covered by this standard.

    NOTE The tests given in this standard are suitable for both initial type testing and production testing.

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    Committee B/509/3
    Development Note Supersedes BS 8442(2006) & 15/30300479 DC. (12/2015)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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