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Compliance Certification

Crash-Tested Isn’t Enough

SANS 1317 Compliance Goes Beyond the Impact Zone

For any organisation responsible for protecting lives and infrastructure, vehicle restraint systems (VRS) are more than just concrete and steel barriers. They’re the last line of defence against errant vehicles, preventing devastating collisions and ensuring safety. But simply choosing crash-tested VRS isn’t enough. True safety lies in comprehensive compliance with SANS 1317, a stringent standard that takes you beyond the impact zone and into a world of meticulous design, construction, and quality control.

Beyond the Crash: A Holistic Approach to Safety

SANS 1317 isn’t just about one-off crash tests. It’s a holistic approach to VRS safety, dictating every aspect from initial design and material selection to manufacture, installation, maintenance, and even end-of-life disposal. This ensures long-term performance and reliability, reducing the risk of failure even years after installation.

Design for Real-World Scenarios

The standard moves beyond idealised lab conditions, taking into account real-world scenarios like vehicle angle of impact, ground conditions, and environmental factors. This means VRS must be robust and adaptable, capable of handling unexpected situations effectively.

Installation Expertise Matters

Compliance isn’t just about the product itself; it’s about proper installation and ongoing maintenance. SANS 1317 mandates certified installers who understand the intricacies of VRS and ensure optimal performance, preventing potential weak points from compromising safety.

Quality That Counts

The standard demands stringent quality control at every stage of production. From raw material testing to finished product inspection, every component is meticulously examined to ensure it meets the rigorous requirements. This unwavering commitment to quality translates into reliable, long-lasting VRS that you can trust.

More Than Just Metal: Comprehensive Documentation and Traceability

SANS 1317 compliance goes beyond the physical system. It demands comprehensive documentation, from design blueprints to material certificates and installation reports. This ensures traceability and accountability, allowing for swift response in case of unforeseen issues.

Ultimately, complying with SANS 1317 isn’t just a box-ticking exercise; it’s a commitment to safety. It’s about recognising that VRS are more than just barriers – they’re lifelines. By choosing DELTABLOC®️ SA, you choose a partner that goes beyond the minimum, adhering to the highest standards and ensuring the complete safety of road users and infrastructure.

Remember, investing in compliance isn’t just a legal requirement; it’s an investment in peace of mind, knowing that your VRS are built to the highest standards and ready to face any real-world challenge. Choose DELTABLOC®️ SA, and choose comprehensive safety, beyond the impact zone.

DELTABLOC SA Certification

CMACS Approved

DELTABLOC®️ South Africa have been assessed and are authorised to apply the CMACS certification mark in respect to meeting the requirements of CMA CS VRS – Concrete Road Barrier tiered certification:

Tier 1: Crash test, facility and referencing standard (EN1317) compliance verification certification.
Tier 2: System (Product) certification, applicable to the DELTABLOC®️ DB 80 and DB 120 F-Shape’s.
CMA CS DB 80 F-Shape Certification
CMA CS DB 120 F-Shape Certification