The exchange of national technical standards and developments has formed an important part of ESF activity ever since its creation. However, more recently the need to harmonise European standards and negotiate the details with Brussels, CENELEC and IEC has represented the main thrust of ESF's highly co-ordinated approach to technical matters and has enabled the sign industry to agree on harmonised technical standards far in advance of most other countries outside Europe.
The ESF Technical Working Committee will continue its vital work for many years to come but involvement is only open to ESF members.
From time to time an issue is raised affecting the sign industry, such as radio interference from transformers, which requires a specific piece of technical research to understand the phenomenon before reaction can be given to proposed legislation. The ESF has and will continue to fund certain pieces of investigative research, internationally important to the sign industry, without needing an individual national association to agree to commission such work.
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