Introducing a range of metal stanchion temporary road signs and flexible, portable roll up signs
for the busy road contractor. All signs conform to chapter
8 and TSRGD regulations and are high visibility.
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Basic Site Layout showing Safety Zone,
Lead in Taper and explanations
The Works Area
The works area is the excavation, chamber, opening etc, at
which you will all be working.
The Working Space
The working space is the space around the works area where
you will need to store tools, excavated material, equipment
and plant, etc. It is also the space that you need to move
around in to do the job.
You must leave enough working space to make sure that the
movement and operation of the plant is clear of passing traffic
and is not encroaching into the safety zone, or adjacent footway
or cycle track.
The Safety Zone
The safety zone is provided to protect you from traffic and
to protect the traffic from you. You must not enter the safety
zone in the normal course of work. Materials and equipment
must not be placed in the zone. You will need to enter the
safety zone only to maintain cones and other road signs.
The Safety Zone is made up of:
- The length of the lead-in taper of cones (T).
This will vary with the speed limit and the width of the
- The longways clearance (L)
This is the length between the end of the lead-in taper
of cones and the working space.
It will vary with the speed limit
- The sideways clearance (S)
This is the width between the working space and moving
traffic. The sideways clearance is measured from the outside
edge of the working space to the bottom of the conical
sections of the cones on the side nearest to the traffic.
It will vary with the speed limit.
- The Exit Taper
This is always at 45 degrees to the kerbline or road edge.
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