Highways Inspection Reports and Proceedures for Maintenance Workers

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Request Date
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Response Date
Wednesday, April 11, 2018


I wish to make a request under the freedom of information act for information that relates to the highways inspection reports and proceedures for maintenance workers and anything that relates to the fixing of signs including the correct height that you advise your staff and the legislation that maintenance engineers need to adhere to.

What are the proceedures should there be a report of a water leak which causes the sign to sink and what proceedures are in place to inform the necessary water authority of such a leak?

If there is nothing that is written anywhere please could you kindly confirm that there is nothing in writing that relates to safety checking height wise of the signs on posts particularly of those mounted on the pavements when carrying out an inspection.

I would also like to know how many personal injury reports you have had in the last 10 years where people have been injured as a result of dangerous, low and hazardous road signs on pavements in your area.


The Comhairle have no written guidelines on sign inspection.  If however an inspector notes a safety issue with signage it is reported to and dealt with by the Roads Maintenance Team.

The Comhairle have no record of any injuries resulting from a poorly fitted or defective sign.