BSGA to run two workshops at Sign Digital UK
Like it or not, the sign industry in the UK is having to come to terms with increasing legislation governing its activities and at Sign & Digital UK, the British Sign and Graphics (BSGA) will be running two workshops to explain what the changes are and what must be done to meet the latest requirements. Failure to meet the standards could, in the future, result in criminal proceedings and custodial sentences for offenders.
The first workshop - ‘An introduction to new standards for sign design and construction’ - will explain what the new European Standards (Eurocodes) demand from both sign manufacturers and sign buyers and will show how they relate to BS 559: 2009 (the UK standard for sign design). The potential impact on the sign industry of changes to UK Building Regulations will also be discussed.
The second seminar will deal with the vexed matter of Planning Regulations and, in particular, how planning law has a direct impact on sign maintenance. A case study illustrating the consequences of failure to maintain a sign, will be quoted and the BSGA will detail a new addendum to BS 559 covering sign maintenance and warranties.
Changes to planning laws are happening on an almost daily basis and the Association will also show how it is involved in a constant battle to prevent planners implementing restrictions which would adversely affect the sign industry.
“While changes to legislation and planning laws are often ignored or simply condemned as interference by bureaucrats, both can have a direct impact on the success or otherwise of sign businesses,” said David Dyke, BSGA President. “Anyone who commissions, manufactures or installs a sign is bound by the rules and it is vital that everyone involved in the industry understands what is required of them. Those sign makers who use this knowledge in the appropriate way will stand above those that don’t”
“The workshops at Sign and Digital UK provide a perfect platform to talk directly to the industry and we are grateful to the event organisers for providing this opportunity.”