BERGHAUSNEWS Issue 59 ⋅ December 2018 / January 2019 berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de Dear Readers, Traffic-light courses 2019: register now! 2018 is drawing to a close and once again it was a successful year in the history of our company. The constant growth trend of recent years has continued on a national and international scale. In Germany, we have reinforced our presence in Baden-Württemberg with the acquisition of Verkehrssicherungen Plank GmbH. And the new branch at Kirchberg / Hunsrück is adding numerous qualified staff to our team. Besides the national growth of AVS, the group is also expanding on an international scale. In Riga we have acquired the company KMK Projects, which has been operating in the sector of Latvian traffic technology for more than 20 years. We look forward to working together successfully. Dieter Berghaus, Managing Director In the spring we’ll be holding our popular traffic-light courses again. You can now register on our website with immediate effect. But please do not wait too long because the limited number of places are highly coveted. For the first time, we will be holding all courses at our company headquarters in Kürten (North Rhine-Westphalia). More than 1,800 participants from authorities, road maintenance depots, construction companies and traffic safety service providers have taken up our offer in recent years to receive training in mobile traffic light technology straight from the manufacturer. At each of the two-day seminars, we provide the participants with necessary basic know-how about mobile traffic light systems, making reference to current statutory regulations such as the TL-LSA, the ZTV-SA and the RiLSA 2015. Our experienced technicians use practical examples for writing signal timetables and for participants to practice how to implement them in the various traffic light controllers. Course 1 is ideal for beginners in mobile traffic light systems or for users intending to deploy these systems primarily for alternating one-way or T-junction operation or at the most for controlling crossroads traffic situations. For those with more advanced knowledge, course 2 consists of a user seminar for the mobile crossroads system controller in the current EPG series together with the pedestrian system FG 2, and also introduces remote control / remote maintenance for the EPB controllers. You are invited to the courses in Kürten in week 5 or 11. Please turn to the last page for the planned programme. We encourage you to make the most of this offer and ensure your employees receive training straight from the manufacturer: after all, good qualifications always pay off! To register by name, please use the flyer which is available on our website. As a rule, places on the seminar are awarded in the order of registration. It is unfortunately not possible for us to accept registrations by phone. The courses and software are – as always – in German only. berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de Traffic-light courses in Kürten First date 28 January – 31 January 2019 Second date 11 March – 14 March 2019 Training courses for microprocessorcontrolled construction site signal systems and programming software Whether beginner or advanced user, we bring you completely upto-date with the latest mobile traffic light technology here in our training room in Kürten. Our experienced technicians gladly share their practical know-how accumulated over many years and will answer any questions. 2 TL mounting devices: easy assignment 3 • TL mounting devices: an overview Peter Berghaus GmbH makes a wide range of different mounting devices for swift, sturdy installation of road signs and warning signs. They can also be used for overhead signal cables, as stand masts and for high signals for mobile traffic light systems, and much more besides. For practically every application we offer the matching base plate holders, ground anchors and stands made of steel or aluminium from our own production – made in Germany! 4 • AVS takes over KMK Projects • DeuSAT trade-fair in Cologne • New site in Stuttgart • Advert • New branch in Kirchberg / Hunsrück • Contents of the traffic-light courses 2019 Mobile mounting devices by Berghaus are made in accordance with the „Technical Delivery Conditions for Mounting Devices for Signs and Traffic Devices at Construction Sites“ (TL Mounting Devices 97) and tested by an IfS-certified expert. The stability classes assigned to the product can be simply read off the respective nameplate. This makes it easy to select the right TL base plate holder (or sign stand) and the number of base plates needed to achieve the necessary stability for ensuring that road signs are mounted swiftly and safely, and „sturdily, clearly visible and secured against rotation“ as stated in the guidelines. The right mounting device has to be selected according to the size, type and combination of signs being mounted as well as the necessary mounting height and the specific site – inside or outside built up areas. Accordingly, stability safety classes (K) have been introduced for base plates and holders. Illustrated overviews with various different road signs are featured in the „Additional Technical Contract Conditions and Guidelines for Work Involved in Safeguarding Roadworks“ (ZTV-SA 97 Annex 3). When the above stated parameters are met and the right mounting device is selected, this results in wind load stability of 0.25 kN/m 2 (corresponding to wind force 8) inside built-up areas and 0.42 kN/m 2 (corresponding to wind force 10) outside built-up areas. The next page features a clearly structured table showing how our sign stands are assigned to the corresponding stability safety classes pursuant to ZTV-SA 97. continues on page 2. As a rule of thumb, it can be said that two K1 base plates per sign are necessary when mounting round or triangular signs size 2 inside built-up areas with a standard mounting height of 2 metres. An additional K1 base plate is needed to mount an additional sign to the same pole. To stack more than three base plates, a TL base plate carrier is necessary in the interests of stability. The pole fits in the base plate carrier which also prevents the base plates from slipping.