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Seeing is Believing 2018

REMA is looking forward to exhibiting at SIB 2018. For more details visit the SIB website

REMA Secretary change of contact Tel no

Please note that with effect from 29th April 2016 the REMA Secretary contact Tel no is changed to 07764 882193

Ansco Signs joins REMA

REMA has a new member – Ansco Signs, whose membership application was approved during March 2016.

ANSCO Signs is a specialised sign company dealing with the Survey, Design, Manufacture, Installation & Maintenance of Permanent & Temporary Road Traffic Signs.

For more information about Ansco visit their website

John Lloyd

It is with great sadness that REMA has recently learnt that John Lloyd, former REMA secretary, suffered a severe stroke and sadly passed away on 10th December 2014. John was 70 years of age, husband to Pat, a father and grandfather . John’s funeral took place on the 22nd December 2014.

We wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Pat and family.

John Dawson

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of John Dawson, who passed away on Sunday 26th January.

John was a joint owner of Melba Swintex.

John originally started his working life with Swintex, becoming the Production Director in the 70’s. He broke away from Swintex during the 80’s to join Melba Products (a direct competitor at that time). John quickly progressed at Melba Products to become Managing Director and subsequently joint owner.

John was instrumental in subsequently merging Melba Products with Swintex some 9 years ago.

Almost all of the developments in temporary sign equipment we now use, such as one piece traffic signs, cones and one piece temporary barriers, were as a result of John’s influence and hard work. Where John led, the rest of the industry followed.

John leaves behind a loving family including two sons and two grandchildren. He will be sorely missed at work and at home.

New version of the “Red Book” published

Safety at street works and road works: a code of practice 2013 has been published.

The statutory ‘Code of practice 2013’ is a revision to the existing ‘Code of practice 2001’. Known informally as the ‘safety code’ or the ‘red book’, it comes into force on 1 October 2014 and provides updated guidance on safe working at street works and road works sites.

The code has been designed to make it simpler to follow and the site layout diagrams have been redrawn to make them easier to understand. It encourages safer working practices and there is more emphasis on risk assessment, providing for pedestrians and other vulnerable road users, and site-specific design. Additional guidance is given on mobile and short duration works and working near tramways and railways, and advice on high visibility clothing and the signing and visibility requirements for works vehicles has been updated. The code also encourages operatives to think about minimising inconvenience to road users.