Car standing in front of a post.
Photo: Jan Wenäll, VTI

Accredited crash testing of 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.


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