19
August
2013
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Europe/London

Council team shows signs of the write stuff




Leeds City Council’s team of traffic signmakers are celebrating after becoming one of the first local authorities in the country to be awarded the new European standard for their work.



The sign production unit based in Seacroft provides permanent traffic signs for Leeds, Calderdale and Bradford as well as commercial signage and large format digital printing.



The team of six has now been officially accredited for the standard of their work with BS EN12899-1:2007 - the new European standard for traffic signs introduced last month. Each sign produced will now have a CE mark sticker attached to recognise it conforms to the latest standard.



Operations manager Martin Race said:



“It was a tough challenge to achieve the new standard but the team worked exceptionally hard to show their knowledge and skills and we are all very proud of being awarded the accreditation. The team prides itself on producing the highest quality of work and we look forward to that excellence continuing in the months and years to come.”



For more information or for anyone interested in speaking to the team, contact Martin Race on 0113 378 1494 or email martin.race@leeds.gov.uk





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