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Keep informed at Sign & Digital UK 2014

Keep informed at Sign & Digital UK 2014

 

In view of the fact that the UK sign industry is facing increasing legislation governing its activities, the BSGA will be using the occasion of Sign & Digital UK 2014 to hold two workshops designed to explain what the changes are and what must be done in order to meet the latest requirements.

SIGN-405Failure to meet the standards could, in the future, result in criminal proceedings and custodial sentences for offenders.

The first workshop, ‘An introduction to new standards for sign design and construction’, will cover what the new European Standards (Eurocodes) demand from both sign manufacturers and sign buyers and will demonstrate how they relate to BS 559: 2009 (the UK standard for sign design). The potential impact the UK Building Regulations could have for the sign industry will also be discussed.

Roland-DG-(UK)-LtdThe second workshop will deal with the contentious issue of Planning Regulations and how planning law has a direct impact on sign maintenance.  A case study illustrating the consequences of failure to maintain a sign will be explored and the BSGA will detail a new addendum to BS 559 covering sign maintenance and warranties.

Changes to planning laws are happening on an almost daily basis and the association will also show how it is involved in a constant battle to prevent planners implementing restrictions that could adversely affect the sign industry.

David Dyke, BSGA President said: “While changes to legislation and planning laws are often ignored, or simply condemned as interference by bureaucrats, both can have a direct impact on the success or otherwise of sign businesses.

S&D14-Logo “Anyone who commissions, manufactures or installs a sign is bound by the rules and it is vital that everyone involved in the industry understands what is required of them. Those signmakers who use this knowledge in the appropriate way will stand above those that don’t.”

David Dyke continued: “The workshops at Sign & Digital UK provide a perfect platform to talk directly to the industry and we are grateful to the event organiser for providing this opportunity.”

 Sign & Digital UK 2014 takes place on 29th April -1st May 2014 in Hall 2 at the NEC, Birmingham. The two BSGA workshops will feature on each day of the show.

For further information visit: www.signanddigitualuk.com

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