The 'Chapter 8' Compliance

The 'Chapter 8' Compliance

When someone refers to 'Chapter 8' compliance, they are referencing the Traffic Signs Manual - Chapter 8: Road Works and Temporary Situations, which details the design and operation of temporary traffic measures to facilitate safe road works, temporary closures or incident management. A copy of which can be downloaded below.


PART 1 DESIGN (15MB) PART 2 OPERATIONS (5MB) PART 3 UPDATES (5MB)


Section O5 covers General Vehicle Issues and depending on your vehicle usage, there is a minimum level of vehicle livery, lighting and equipment to comply with when operating on the UK's highways. This covers:

  • Vehicle colour
  • Signage
  • Hazard warning lighting
  • Reflective markings
  • Seatbelts
  • Work lights
  • Reverse alarms
  • CCTV
  • Company livery

Examples of the types of vehicle and the minimum requirements, as exampled by Section 5.5 of the Traffic Signs Manual, can be found below.

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