prEN 12899-4

Fixed, vertical road traffic signs - Part 4: Factory production control

General information

40.60 Close of voting   Oct 25, 2002


CEN/TC 226 Road equipment

European Norm


This part of this European standard describes the requirements on Factory Production Control (FPC) system 1, as required by the Directive 89/106/EEC in support of its legal requirements, with which manufacturers of fixed, vertical road traffic signs (i.e., signs, transilluminated traffic bollards, delineator posts and retroreflective devices) shall comply, when their products have to bear the European Commission conformity marking: CE marking. It is based upon the requirements of the Construction Products Directive (CPD: Annex A, ref. 1) and on the guidance given by the European Commission (EC) for the Factory Production Control (FPC) of construction products (Annex A, ref. 2).
It is to be considered as a guide for the manufacturer and the certification bodies involved in the FPC of fixed, vertical road traffic signs as it is specifying which sorts of parameters and tests have to be taken into consideration within the FPC, but leaving the precise test methods to be applied to be chosen depending on the characteristics of the manufacturer's facilities and production methods as usual in third-party assessment and surveillance of Quality Systems. The precise parameters and methods will be found in the manufacturer's written procedures and agreed upon by the manufacturer and the third party responsible for the initial assessment of the FPC.
Manufacturers having an FPC system which complies with EN ISO 9001 or EN ISO 9002, and which addresses the requirements of the appropriate harmonised standard are recognised as satisfying the FPC requirements of the Directive and therefore of this European standard.
In the case of individual (and non-series) production, a declaration of conformity, as far as the Factory Production Control is concerned, in accordance to CPD/Annex III (2)(ii) third possibility shall suffice.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Construction products


Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

Life cycle


prEN 12899-4
40.60 Close of voting
Oct 25, 2002