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Winner DOH&S Worksafe Award for successfully addressing the major causes of workplace injury

  • Body stressing
  • Working in traffic
  • Disturbance to underground services

 

  

  

Smart Sustainable Foundations are approved  for use on WA Road projects


Our selection is not based on price alone, we also considered the safety and saving aspects

The Smart Sustainable Foundations allow quick replacement of posts with no further effort required to the base, (providing a significant cost benefit in replacing the damaged sign post by re-using the existing footing ) and reduces risk of injury to employees by reducing time spent on traffic islands exposed to traffic.”   MAIN ROADS DEPT

 

 

601.43.07    ALTERNATIVE SIGN POST FIXING DEVICES

The Taper-lock method (Smart Sustainable Foundations) for fixing the sign post may be used as an alternative by core drilling the surface (or removing the pavers to install the socket in the case of a paved area).  The method of installation shall be as recommended by the manufacturer. 

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Smart Sustainable Foundations are approved for use on NSW Road projects. 

Functional requirements included:
  • The use of this device is permitted, subject to:
  • The device supporting a post in a stable vertical position under service conditions,
  • Presenting no additional hazard beyond that inherent with the use of 50 Nominal Bore (60.O.D.) steel posts,
  • Preventing the unauthorized removal of posts,
  • Facilitating the removal and replacement of posts following damage or when otherwise required.
  • The device requiring specialized tools for signpost removal, and
  • The device being used strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Chris Ford [Bob O'Keefe/ Ross Walsh] RTA 1/3/2000.

The Smart Sustainable Foundations meet these requirements and have been approved for use on R.M.S roadworks.

Smart sustainable foundations are approved for use on NSW Road projects.

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Smart Sustainable Foundations are approved for use on Qld Main Roads projects.

 

Extract Design Guide Roadside signs p51.

8.2.2 Sign posts
For signs less than 1m² in area, the post size is generally 50NB x 3.2mm CHS. Refer to Appendix. B for determination of post sizes suitable for larger signs or heights.

8.2.5 Posts in sleeves
There are certain situations where it is advisable to install the post into a sleeve inserted into the footing, such as:
1. Where a sign is located on an urban median strip where it may be struck frequently.
2. Where it may need to be removed occasionally, to accommodate the swept path of over-dimensioned vehicles when turning.


This arrangement is only appropriate for small posts up to 50mm nominal bore (60 O.D. CHS Posts). Details of a typical sleeve assembly are presented in Drawing No. 1368 (Appendix D). Variations on the basic theme are just as effective. "I would consider that your Smart Sustainable Foundations have an 'as-of-right' approval on this basis" John .C.Douglas Qld MR

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Smart Sustainable Foundations are approved for use on Vic Roads projects. 

"We have no objection to the use of the Smart Taper-lock (Smart Sustainable Foundations) on roadworks provided the system is used consistently with Vic Roads specifications". John Eldridge 2001. Relevant Vic Roads specifications include Standard Specification Section 714.

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Smart Sustainable Foundations are approved for use on SA Road projects.

SA Letter of Approval

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