Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual (Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Roadworks and Temporary Situations) was issued by the Department for Transport in 2006. On high-speed roads, all vehicles stopping on the highway for work purposes or inspections must comply with Chapter 8.


"On high-speed roads, all vehicles stopping on the highway for work purposes or inspections shall be equipped with high visibility rear markings."


(a) chevron markings comprising alternate strips of fluorescent orange-red retro reflective material and fluorescent yellow non-retro reflective material, of not less than 150 mm width each, inclined at 45-60° to the horizontal and pointing upwards.


(b) a solid block of fluorescent orange-red retro reflective material.

The markings described should cover as much of the rear-facing portion of the vehicle as possible without obscuring windows, vehicle lighting, or registration plates. A vehicle used for work purposes should be identified by displaying a reflective sign with the phrase "HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE".

In addition, there are other specific circumstances that require reflective strips along the sides and rear edges of vehicles.


  • Breakdown and Recovery Vehicles
  • Council Works
  • Highway Agencies
  • Motorway Maintenance
  • NHS And Emergency Service Vehicles
  • Service Vehicles
  • Utility and Energy Companies
  • Couriers

Even if your specific vehicle doesn’t require mandatory Chapter 8 markings, there are many good reasons to still include these markings within your vehicle graphic design.


  • Improves the visibility of vehicles.
  • It helps prevent injuries and loss of life for your staff and third parties.
  • It reduces accident downtime and repair costs.
  • It gives a professional, responsible and proactive safety image.
  • It helps mitigate liabilities and legal action related to third party safety.
  • It gets your other vehicle branding / advertising noticed.

Whether you require a single vehicle or a whole fleet, we can supply a full Chapter 8 solution, at a competitive price. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will provide a free, no-obligation, consultation to confirm whether your specific vehicles and work should be covered.

See the materials in person by arranging to come and visit us. We are a friendly business and will be happy to accommodate most of your needs. We are open all weekdays from 9am to 5.30pm and there will always be someone here to answer the phone during our open hours.

Chapter 8 Reflective Wrapping Process

Wrapping a vehicle with a chapter 8 kit is a science, and achieving optimum results requires extensive training, experience, and investment in specialist print, finishing, and installation facilities:

1. Design


We have invested in the latest imaging equipment, high end design software, and an experienced design team to ensure we produce the most visually stunning creative designs. Our designers will work with you to ensure your branding, message, or advertisement stands out from the crowd. We will provide accurate design visuals prior to production to ensure complete satisfaction. Where an existing design is provided to us, we will accurately transpose this onto our vehicle templates to ensure an accurate reproduction.

2. Printing


We utilise the latest wide format digital printers, inks and software from Roland Digital Group. They are global leaders in sign printing technology, with specialist vinyl wrapping films from Oracal and Metamark. These are recognised in the industry as offering some of the best available long term media performance. Accurate design and colour reproduction requires the right equipment, calibration and end-to-end colour management. We are confident our combination of software, inks, print equipment and media offers unbeatable quality.

3. Fitting


Wrapping the complex curves, recesses, and panel shapes on most vehicles requires in-depth experience, training, and an eye for detail. Our fitters have thousands of hours and hundreds of vehicles under their belts. All have industry recognised wrap training and accreditations. For each project, whether a single car, van, or a large fleet, we work to a detailed quality checklist with customer sign-off. Our dedicated fitting facility is large, modern, clean, and correctly heated; all of these elements are critical to ensuring a high-quality finish and long-term performance.

4. Removal


Our specific fitting process also allows the removal of the wrap film up to 5+ years after fitting on factory standard paintwork. This is ideal for when promotions end or when vehicles are replaced. We can restore your vehicle back to its pre-wrap condition by stripping and removing all vinyl. The wrap would also have protected the paintwork and kept it in its original condition. Please get in touch to discuss how vehicle wrapping can help you get your company or brand noticed!

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Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your request. Our experienced team will assist you every step of the way in ensuring your ideas are brought to life; just as you imagined.

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