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Passive Safety Sign Masts
Optimast is a new range of passively safe sign masts from Signpost Solutions, the UK’s leading provider of passive solutions since 1996.
The development and introduction of Optimast was the result of 2 years intense research into the needs of the passive sign post market and plugs a gap in the company’s ability to commercially meet the requirements for certain bending capacities which in the past would have necessitated a largely over engineered design. The result of SignPost Solutions endeavour is a highly competitive range of masts, which are available often ex stock, from the company’s facility in Tipton, UK. Traditionalists will be pleased to note that with the exception of the Optimast 400 the remaining Optimast range is a round aluminium extrusion and offers mast dimensions of 127mm, 168mm, 219mm and 244mm allowing standard fixings diameters and post caps to be used which is another cost saving consideration that will benefit customers.
Optimast was crash rested in the UK at the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) testing grounds in Nuneaton to BS EN 12767 and achieved the highest safety accreditation, 100 NE3. Additional strength testing was undertaken at Coventry University to facilitate a bespoke design programme. The recently developed Optimast 400 has achieved 100 NE2 classification.
- Fully crash tested to BS EN 12767:2007
- Independent strength test carried out
- CE marked to BS EN12899