Leeds City Council ‘City Signs’ is one of the first local authorities in the UK to secure accreditation as a permanent traffic sign operation, producing signs that are CE marked to a new European standard.
City Signs, which provides signs for the local authority and the external trade, has achieved accreditation after meeting the stringent requirements of the standard, entitled BS EN12899-1:2007.
Based at a purpose-built production facility in Limewood Approach, Seaford, City Signs has a broad remit, which includes providing permanent traffic sign production for the Leeds, Calderdale and Bradford areas.
Over the years, the organisation has contributed to major signing schemes, including Euro 96. It has also built-up a strong presence in the region producing commercial signage, supported by large format digital printing capabilities in-house.
City Signs worked closely with supplier Rennicks UK, to meet the obligations of the new standard.
Martin Race, operations manager of City Signs, said: “We have been accredited by a notified body (SGS) to manufacture signs in accordance with the standard – and now apply a CE mark sticker to each sign produced, identifying that the sign is compliant after installation on site.
“Without complying with this new standard, fixed, vertical road traffic signs erected on the highway will not be legal.”