At the BBA we offer HAPAS Certification in product sectors that include high friction surfacing systems, thin surfacing, crack and patch repair systems, and manhole reinstatement systems.
LCRIG was set up in response to frustrations with the traditional approach to road maintenance which was generally quite reactive. They also encourage innovation into the local road sector which has opened the door for ASI Solutions whose Rhinophalt product was successfully trialled and implemented by National Highways after collaborating with the BBA.
“It saved the client 30% of their original servicing budget and reduced the number of maintenance days on the network by 40%,” Phil Eadon explained.
“Rhinophalt reduced carbon footprint by over 90% and our product is based on quality assurance,” he added. “When you see the BBA HAPAS accreditation it gives the customer the confidence of product performance and continuous improvement.”
Surinder Samra, Technical & Business Development Manager – HAPAS, at the BBA also highlighted the lifecycle benefit of HAPAS Certification. He said: “CE marking predominantly covers you up to the point of manufacturing but HAPAS can go above and beyond that and into installation and what that illustrates is a greater level of quality control.
“HAPAS certification was built on certifying products of an innovative nature to gain a level of confidence through the supply chain – the intended use being highways and how to use it. It doesn’t have to be innovative products; we can also assist in terms of selecting or developing products and offering the right tests for those products. HAPAS certification or equivalent can help you gain a level of traction into the marketplace.
“It’s not just for end use but throughout the lifecycle of a product.”