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conspicuity markings

We are suppliers and specialist fitters for these kind of vehicle graphics. Using the highest grade of materials we supply and fit these markings to emergency service vehicles throughout the South East.


Not only emergency vehicles require these markings but all kinds of commercial vehicles that use and work on the UK's road networks.


Below are some brief notes on the 'Chapter 8' road markings requirements.


If you need advice please get in touch with us and we be happy to help.


Chapter 8 part 2 section O5 is all about protecting workers and vehicles that have to work on high speed roads, although it recommends the same specifications be used for works vehicles on all types of highway irrespective of speed limit.

It requires on high-speed roads, that all vehicles stopping on the highway for works purposes or inspections shall be equipped with high visibility rear markings.

Permitted markings include chevrons comprising alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retroreflective material.

Each strip of the chevron must be not less than 150 mm in width, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards.

An alternative to chevrons is a solid block of fluorescent orange-red retroreflective material.

Red retroreflective tape must also be applied to all rear facing edges of open doors, guardrails and equipment lockers, and to the face of any device that obscures the markings and is displayed to the rear and other road users.

The reflective markings must be 'Class RA2' or 'microprismatic' (e.g. 3M™ Diamond Grade™ DG³ reflective sheeting) in the case of rear markings and 'high visibility fluorescent or non fluorescent yellow reflective' in the case of side markings.