This article briefly recounts the development of quality assurance in the line marking industry in Great Britain, summarizing the progress to date, and takes a look at what is in store for the future. The Quality Assurance Scheme is still in its infancy and still requires a formal training scheme. It is anticipated that the requirements of the training scheme will be agreed in time for the first courses to be run early in 1990. Courses will be available for operatives newly entering the industry and for those with a minimum of two years' experience. In the latter case it is anticipated that some form of certification of their knowledge of safety procedures will be all that is required. The Quality Assurance Scheme does not currently include the fixing of road studs and temporary markings but it will undoubtedly do so in the near future. In other areas of the road marking industry much has been done on road trials to encourage the development of more durable markings with higher performance characteristics. In-situ measurement of line thickness, a major problem in the past for customers, is also being addressed by the development of an optical triangulation measuring device.

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  • Publication Date: 1989-11

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  • Accession Number: 00490012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1989 12:00AM