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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supersedes BS EN 12767:2007 which is withdrawn.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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