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Archives: November 2018


BSI update on BREXIT


BSI secures membership of CEN and CENELEC On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes the outcome as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of our stakeholders. The decisions, […]

ISO 9001 – Why?


Why do ARTSM insist on certification to ISO 9001 for its Class A Membership: The Objects for which the Association is established are to:- (a) Improve road safety by promoting compliant quality products supplied by ARTSM members. (b) Be the informed envoy of members to Government and Standards Bodies and to ensure that the standards […]

Membership fees for 2019


Our new membership fees for 2019 are as follows: Turnover £0 – £500,000 – £600 per annum Turnover over £500k to £1.5M – £1100 per annum Turnover over £1.5M to £3M – £1400 per annum Turnover over £3M – £1650 per annum Turnover figures will be based on accounts as at 2017.  Members will be […]

A gentle reminder


  Safety at Street Works and Road Works This Code of Practice came into effect on 1 October 2014; non-compliance is a criminal offence.  The Code is directed at operatives, supervisors, managers, planners and designers who are responsible for making sure that all street and road works are safe for both operatives and the public […]

New membership Class


We are very pleased to announce that following approval from members at the AGM on 15th November, ARTSM has now extended its membership to include two new classes  “service providers” and “Associate businesses”. Class B: “Service Providers”  We welcome applications from those in industry who solely provide design, consultancy, or advice and guidance to the traffic industry” […]

Executive Committee 2019


Following the AGM on 15th November I am pleased to confirm the Executive Committee for 2019 as follows: Graham Muspratt – Chair (Chair@artsm.org.uk) Keith Manston – Vice Chair (Vice.Chair@artsm.org.uk) Jodie McLean, Sean Coffey, Dave Gwyther & Mark Pleydell – elected members WGChairs – co-opted Ian Thomas – WG1 Chair (Deputy Andy Fish) TBC – WG2 […]

HSE on No deal Brexit


https://webcommunities.hse.gov.uk/connect.ti/eu.exit/view?objectId=56531&exp=e1

UKAS publications


The following changes have been made to National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS) documents during January 2019: The following National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS) documents have been withdrawn during January 2019; Scheme 0 – Part 1 Introduction and Overview – Guide to the identification, Development, Management and Certification of National Highway Sector Schemes (Edition 1, February […]

Articles from our Members


Several of our Working Group Chairs and Executive Members regularly write articles for the Hemming Group (Highways Magazine, Smart Highways, Surveyor), and we have been given permission to re-produce these for our website.  Articles are the views of the author only and do not represent ARTSM. Kealie Franklin, Interchange – ARTSM Newsletter 003 April 2019 Sean Coffey, […]