BS 8442:2015 Miscellaneous road traffic signs and devices. Requirements and test methods

BS 8442:2015

Miscellaneous road traffic signs and devices. Requirements and test methods

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : November 2015



What is this standard about?

It specifies UK requirements and tests for a range of road traffic signs and devices as follows: 

  • 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
  • Retroreflective self-righting bollards

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

Who is this standard for?

This is an important standard for:

  • Road engineers
  • Highway engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Road signs and devices manufacturers
  • Local authorities 

Why should you use this standard? 

Because it covers areas not covered under the scope of the BS EN 12899 series.  

What’s changed since the last update?

This is a full revision of its predecessor, making some important changes:

  • References to the BS EN 12899 series are updated
  • It includes new designs of trans-illuminated RSRB

Standard NumberBS 8442:2015
TitleMiscellaneous road traffic signs and devices. Requirements and test methods
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 November 2015
Confirm Date10 November 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 12332-1, BS EN ISO 1461, BS EN 10240, CIE 15, BS EN ISO 1421, CIE 54.2, BS EN 13032-1, BS EN 50293, CIE 17.4, BS EN 60529, BS EN 485-1, BS 7263-1, BS EN 12899-1:2007, BS EN ISO 877-1:2010, BS EN 55014-1:2017, BS EN 12767:2007, BS EN ISO 2286-2:1998, BS 3424-5:1982, BS EN 60598-1:2000, BS EN 40-2:2004, BS EN ISO 877-2:2010, BS EN 12665:2018
Informative References(Provided for Information)Regulations 2006, 2002, Regulations and General Directions 1997, BS EN ISO/IEC 17025, 2006/95/EC, UNE 135340, Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002, Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings, School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations
ReplacesBS 8442:2006
Draft Superseded By15/30300479 DC
DescriptorsWind loading, Mechanical testing, Street furniture, Chromaticity, Signs, Schools, Photometry (light measurement), Bollards (traffic), Environmental testing, Impact testing, Lighting (road signs), Studs (road), Barriers, Road signs, Marking, Warning devices, Portable, Flashing lights, Pedestrian-crossing lights, Luminance, Performance, Fixed, Reflective materials
ISBN978 0 580 77316 7
File Size850 KB

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