Chapter 8 Legal Requirements and Guidance

How PVL can help you meet Chapter 8 requirements

PVL offer a complete package to the vehicle livery purchaser; from template and design of livery kits through to manufacture, application and the supply of replacement panels throughout the life of every vehicle. With an established library of existing vehicle templates we can quickly supply chevrons kits for most vehicles. We create kits in all of the approved conspicuity materials – Nikkalite Crystal Grade, 3M Diamond Grade, Reflexite VC312 & Avery, as well as Engineering Grade reflective and fluorescent films from the world’s largest suppliers.

All PVL chevron kits are edge-sealed to prevent water ingress and our edge seal meets and exceeds manufacturer’s standards. Each kit is supplied with a detailed kit drawing to assist with accurate kit and part identification, making future kit re-order or crash part replacements easier. By combining our experience and industry knowledge with our focus on high service levels, competitive pricing and a wide range of services PVL aim to provide a first class product. Samples of acceptable material types are available upon request. Please contact your account manager or our sales office to discuss this further.

The new Chapter 8 documentation is a weighty and fairly complex piece of literature published by the Department for Transport that deals with legal requirements for temporary situations and road works (under which all vehicles operating on highways fall) and is available from the Department for Transport website here (left-click to open / right-click to download):

Roadworks and Temporary situations (PDF 3Mb file)

We have also produced a summary and extracted the most pertinent parts relating to vehicle marking for easier guidance only; please ensure that if your vehicle(s) are involved in stopping or working on high speed roads that you purchase the full copy of the Traffic Signs Manual to fully acquaint yourselves with the specifications laid down for vehicles being used for this purpose.

Our full guide to chapter 8 livery can be downloaded here

We supply to many highways operators and can provide livery in kit form, or supply and fit. We cater for all requirements, from one offs to large fleets. Please visit our shop for more information.