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BS EN 12767:2019

BS EN 12767:2019

Incorporating corrigendum September 2023

BSI Standards Publication

Passive safety of support structures for road

equipment — Requirements and test methods


National foreword

This British Standard is the UK implementation of EN 12767:2019. It

supersedes BS EN 12767:2007 which is withdrawn.

The UK participation in its preparation was entrusted to Technical

Committee B/509/10, Break-away safety.

A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on

request to its committee manager.

BSI, as a member of CEN, is obliged to publish EN 12767:2019 as a

British Standard. However, attention is drawn to the fact that during the

development of this European Standard, the UK committee voted against

its approval.

BS EN 12767:2019 is a supporting standard to standards prepared

under the requirements of the European Commission Mandate M/111,

Circulation fixtures, given under the EU Construction Products

Directive (89/106/EEC). BS EN 12767:2019 specifies performance

test procedures to determine the passive safety properties of support

structures such as lighting columns, sign posts, signal supports,

structural elements, foundations, detachable products and any other

components used to support equipment on the roadside.

BS EN 12767:2019 provides a common basis for vehicle impact testing of

items of road equipment support structures to determine performance

in terms of potential risk of injury to vehicle occupants when in collision

with such support structures. The document does not apply to road

restraint systems. BS EN 12767:2019 is a standard that sets down

performance values rather than a method of manufacture. It has, in most

cases, several performance classes for each property. Some of these

classes have a range of values. A manufacturer can supply a product that

has the lowest value and that still meets that class. Purchasers need to

be aware of this when specifying their requirements. Recommended

classes considered most suitable in different situations in UK practice

are given in National Annex NA, which is appended at the back of

this standard.

Contractual and legal considerations

This publication has been prepared in good faith, however no

representation, warranty, assurance or undertaking (express or

implied) is or will be made, and no responsibility or liability is or will be

accepted by BSI in relation to the adequacy, accuracy, completeness or

reasonableness of this publication. All and any such responsibility and

liability is expressly disclaimed to the full extent permitted by the law.

This publication is provided as is, and is to be used at the

recipient’s own risk.

The recipient is advised to consider seeking professional guidance with

respect to its use of this publication.

This publication is not intended to constitute a contract. Users are

responsible for its correct application.

© The British Standards Institution 2023

Published by BSI Standards Limited 2023

ISBN 978 0 539 28672 4

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