Guardrails are designed and built in total compliance with the relevant safety standards.
The relevant European standard EN 1317 (Road restraint systems) specifies the performance requirements for restraint systems and defines performance classes and crash test acceptance criteria, for EC performance certification.
Road safety guardrails:
PERFORMANCE CLASSES, CRASH TEST ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA, TEST METHODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EN 1317-1 and -2
All guardrails for installation on stabilised ground, asphalt or concrete structures undergo crash tests to certify their compliance with two main prerequisites:
– light vehicles: impact absorption
– heavy vehicles: containment and redirection of vehicle
The standard establishes the following criteria for the control of test results, in order to guarantee the product’s safety.