Accredited crash testing, road equipment, columns and posts
The VTI crash safety laboratory performs tests of all types of roadside equipment, permanent as well as temporary equipment for example for work zones.
A substantial part of road equipment are narrow support structures as columns, sign supports, signal head posts etc. These shall in general be CE-marked according to EN40 for wind loads. A supporting standard to En40 is the EN12767, describing the functionality of narrow objects during impact.
Testing according to EN 12767
The VTI crash laboratory holds a valid accreditation to run tests according to EN12767 for narrow support structures installed along national roads in Sweden.