CE Marking is a declaration by the manufacturer (through third party verified testing) that the product meets all the appropriate provisions of the relevant legislation implementing specific European Directive(s). CE Marking provides companies easier access into the European market to sell their products without adaptation or rechecking.
BS EN 12899-1: 2007 covers all components used in the manufacture of road traffic signs, including the finished product. Any sign manufacturer involved in the production and/or supply of signs that will be used on roads used by the public, including those situated on private land, must conform fully to BS EN 12899-1: 2007. If a sign fails to conform, after 1 July 2013 it will become unlawful to place it on the public or private road network. Temporary and gantry signs fall outside the scope of this standard and are not affected by CE Marking regulations.
Sign manufacturers cannot put a CE mark on their products unless these have been assessed as meeting the performance requirements of BS EN 12899-1: 2007. Our materials cover all of these requirements to help speed up the accreditation process. More significantly, sign manufacturers must also implement a Factory Production Control (FPC) system in accordance with BS EN 12899-4: 2007 and here 3M experience and technical support could again prove invaluable.
We have developed a number of documents to guide the end user as well as sign makers through the CE Marking process. We also offer a FAQ sheet to answer some of the more commonly asked questions. . If you would like to speak to one of our experts and for a copy of our CE Marking Information Pack please Contact Us.