Regulation guides

Taken from our catalogues and blog, information on ECE and other UK-relevant legislation which may affect you…

Guide to: HS2 vehicle safety measures

Broadly speaking the vehicle safety measures for working on HS2 (High Speed Two) sites that apply are taken from the CLOCS standard.  The CLOCS standard was aligned with the FORS Silver accreditation in June 2015. It is worth emphasising that access to any site by a UK-registered vehicle will only be permitted when the following […]

Guide to: Crossrail site safety

With the Crossrail project seemingly continuing to expand its plans and projects for London, we are a common question – ‘What safety equipment do I need to get my vehicle on to a Crossrail site?’… To speed things up, we’ve put the minimum equipment you would need to have on your vehicle from our range […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 104

While this regulation applies to the technical requirements of vehicle conspicuity tapes, also known as contour tapes, and their performance – it does not mandate their use, and how to use them. All marking tapes must be approved under this regulation but their use is covered by ECE Regulation 48 and the Road Vehicle Lighting […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 91

This regulation applies to side marker lights for motor vehicles (excluding motorcycles) and their trailers, whether it is for a stand-alone lamp, or as part of a multi-function light. Their primary function is to be used to indicate the presence of the vehicle when view from its side. For front and rear marker lights, see […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 77

Parking lamps are covered by ECE Regulation 77.  This applies whether an individual lamp, part of a headlamp or multi-functional lamp (such as rear cluster light). Where a pair of parking lamps are fitted, should one fail the other must be able to maintain the minimum light intensity as required.     There are strict […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 38

This regulation applies to rear fog lamps for motor vehicles (excluding motorcycles) and their trailers, whether it is for a stand-alone lamp, or as part of a multi-function light.  Each product is subject to test in terms of colour performance and light output, including where one of a pair of lamps fails – the minimum […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 23

This regulation applies to reversing lamps and other special lamps designed to aid with vehicle manoeuvring. For the purposes of regulation, a reversing lamp is classed as a light ‘designed to illuminate the road to the rear of the vehicle and to warn other road users that the vehicle is reversing or is about to […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 7

This regulation applies to front and rear position lighting (side lights), stop (brake) lights and end-outline marker lamps for motor vehicles (excluding motorcycles) and their trailers, whether it is for a stand-alone lamp, or as part of a multi-function light.  For side marker lights, see the certification guide on ECE Regulation 91. Each product is […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 6

Directional indicator lamps and side repeaters are covered by ECE Regulation 6. This applies whether an individual lamp, part of a headlamp or multi-functional lamp (such as rear cluster light). There are several categories of approval: Categories 1, 1a and 1b for front indicators; Categories 2a and 2b for rear indicators and Categories 5 and […]

Guide to: ECE Regulation 4

ECE Regulation 4 applies to number plate lighting for power-driven vehicles and their trailers, whether it is for a stand-alone number plate light, or as part of a multi-function light. During testing for certification, colour measurements are taken to ensure that the ‘device’ emits a light to a certain distance and angle, that does not […]

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