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What’s happening at TRAFFEX  – 4/3/19

BSI Brexit_announcement.02 (1) 28/2/19

ITS call for digital highway code – 27/2/19

HE delay smart motorways – 22/2/19

£22m investment in Plymouth road – 18/2/19

Highways England £20m competitions – 18/2/19

Interview with WIG on UK Infrastructure plans – 15/2/19

Government moves forward on trials for automated cars – 11/2/19

Highways on Fridays – Highways England future on computer led design systems – 4/2/19

Free online winter driving refresher course 1/2/19


Highways England investing money 1/2/19

Funding for innovation 29/1/19

Important information from HSE on REACH and Brexit  – 29/1/19

A Useful link from the EU on Brexit – 21/1/19

Road condition statistics – 16/1/19

Are you GDPR compliant – tips for small businesses 16/1/19

BSI BS EN 1090 CE Marking – 16/1/19


Standards Reviews – latest updates

Review of BS EN 12767:2019 – see members area – ends 25th February 2019

Amendments to BS 8442 – for comment – see members area – by 25th February

Review of BS EN 12369 – EPL./526 Committee – see members area – consultation ends 5.3.19

Review of BS EN  62868:1 – EPL/526 Committee – see members area – consultation ends 20/2/19

Update from 509/3 Committee on 12899:1 – meeting held 14/1/19 – see members area

Update from 509/11 Committee on 12966 – deadline for response 18/1/19 – see members area

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 asked to complete a renewal form and submit further documentation where this is required.  If you have not forwarded your ISO 9001:2015 Certificate you must do this to maintain your membership.

There will be an initial joining fee of £200 per member which is payable on application.

Application forms, audit forms and renewal forms are available from the downloads page.


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” including sole traders and SMEs.

Class C: “Associate Members” We welcome applications from:   any organisation representing central, regional or local government departments (who are not manufacturing) or Institutional Departments involved in research into transport economy sustainability and change or trade bodies representing members from Class A; any company or individual who practises in the field of traffic solely outside the united kingdom; and any company who is a parent or subsidiary company or a firm owned by a member in Class A.

For further information please contact General.Secretary@artsm.org.uk

Events for your diary

23 Mar 19        CIHT North West Awards Dinner, Park Royal Hotel, Warrington

27 Mar 19         ILP ‘How to be Brilliant’ event, London

2 April 19         Traffex/Parkex, NEC

1 May 19            HAUC Roadshow, Allianz Park, Hendon, London

15 May 19         Cold Comfort, Harrogate Convention Centre, Yorkshire

16 May 19         HAUC (UK) National Convention, Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground

6 June 19          HAUC Roadshow, Greater Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

12 June 19         Professional Lighting Summit, Life Science Centre, Newcastle

17 June 19        SoRSA Annual Conference, Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport M90 3RA

23 June 19       ILP Professional Lighting Summit, Newcastle

25 June 19        Passive Safety Workshop, NEC

27 June 19       ADEPT Spring Conference & Dinner, Etc Venues, Victoria, London SW1V 2QQ

9 July 19          HAUC Roadshow, Coleg Cumbria, Deeside

11 Sept 19          SH Live, Safer Highways, Silverstone

12 Sept 19        West Midlands HAUC Roadshow, Dunstall Park Racecourse, Wolverhampton

14 Nov 19         Egypt Expo  Convention Authority, Traffic Convention, Nasr, Egypt

14 Nov 19          Traffex Scotland

21 Nov 19         ADEPT Autumn Conference & Dinner, Apex Hotel, Bath

21 Nov 19         ARTSM AGM and Dinner, Venue TBC


Acquisitions and Mergers

AGD Systems Ltd acquires Radix Traffic Ltd

SSIP Members

ARTSM are now supporter members of SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement.

Chapter 8 TSM latest

We have received communication that the draft of Chapter 8 is likely to be in March and will be shared for information only.  Watch this space!

New Members

22/2/19   –   We are very pleased to welcome three new members this month

Morelock Installations – linking with WG2

Tennant UK Limited – linking with WG2

PTC Limited – linking with WG4

Prior Information Notices

10/3/19 – A66 consultation – see members area for further infomation

8/2/19 Highways England have issued PINs for A303 and Thames Crossing – see members area for further information

CE Marking and BREXIT

Brexit update for UKAS members 25/2/19

EA-and-the-impact-of-Brexit 9/2/19

Response from Government 2/2/19:

Construction Products

Using the UKCA Marking

Design for new Product Safety Marking

Memorandum on UK draft legislation

Construction Products Regulations BREXIT draft legislation

Transport for the North

Strategic Transport Plan Final draft 1/2/19

Software development and ISO 9001

A recent article from ISO – Injecting quality into software development