The Jurys Inn, Oxford, played host to the recent RSMA Members Interest Group (MIG) on 5th July 2017. This was the third MIG that the RSMA had held, following the success of the previous MIGs in Wilmslow and Daventry. The aim of the MIGs is to engage with Members, brief them on issues important to their businesses, and to gather opinions on pertinent matters to the industry in a bid to assist in steering the Association in respect of industry development, efficiency and its professionalism..

 

Attendance at the MIG matched that of the previous MIG and encompassed contracting and manufacturing members, as well as suppliers, and feedback has been largely positive.

 

Topics that were discussed on the day included:

- Andy Barnard, the RSMA’s Health & Safety Manager, outlined issues the industry may face as a result of a forthcoming HSE report into fatigue;

- Andy Barnard, the RSMA’s Health & Safety Manager, discussed the steps taken since the last MIG in January with regards to Lead Chromate;

- Jim Merry, the RSMA’s Skills and Standards Manager, discussed the Road Marking Trailblazer Apprenticeship which was submitted and subsequently rejected, and potential next steps the industry can take;

- Liam Sheanon, Policy & Membership Officer, outlined changes to TSRGD 2016 and subsequent changes to the Traffic Signs Manual;

- Liam Sheanon, Policy & Membership Officer, outlined changes to TD 26/17, the requirement document for the inspection and maintenance of road markings and studs;

- George Lee, Chief Executive of the RSMA, discussed the CITB proposal and subsequent Consensus survey, to be completed by levy payers.

 

Feedback we received on the day was broadly positive; feedback has been sought from the MIG, but if you have not had the opportunity to give yours, please contact shughes@rsma.co.uk. We would appreciate your comments on how the day went and any improvements that could be made, as well as your thoughts on what you would like to see at the annual RSMA conference. Those who did not attend the MIG, please feel free to address your thoughts on what you would like to see at the annual conference by emailing Mary Simpson on msimpson@rsma.co.uk.  

 

If you were unable to attend and would like further information on any of the topics deliberated, please contact lsheanon@rsma.co.uk to discuss.