Road Surface Treatments Association:
the trade association for the surface dressing, slurry-micro surfacing, high friction and allied treatments industries
The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) is the focal point for the road surfacing industry. It was formed in 2008 following the merger of the Road Surface Dressing Association, the High Friction Surfacing Association and the Slurry Surfacing Contractors' Association. An additional organisation, the Allied Industry Sector (now known as the Specialist Treatments Sector) was created for companies associated with surface treatments who wish to be aligned with the aims of the RSTA.
The RSTA aims to raise awareness of the range and benefits of road surfacing treatments and promote work force competence, safe working and sustainability practices. It champions industry professionalism, innovation and best practice.
By achieving these aims, RSTA aims to develop the road surfacing industry as a whole.
Membership of RSTA includes national and local contracting companies, local authority direct labour organisations, material and equipment suppliers. RSTA members are encouraged to register with National Highway Sector Scheme 13 or BBA/HAPAS Product Certification and Approved Installer Schemes as appropriate. RSTA is recognised by the National Highway Sector Scheme as the only route through which members operatives and supervisors can obtain endorsed CSCS cards as demanded by Sector Scheme 13.
Benefits of RSTA membership include:
- The RSTA provides the road surface treatments industry with a coherent voice recognised by government, highway authorities and other industry stakeholder groups
- Access to grant funding for NVQ’s and Short Duration Training leading to NVQ’s Level 2 and 3
- CAA Registered Assessment Centre providing comprehensive assistance with obtaining NVQ’s and CSCS cards and subsidised NVQ Assessment Services
- Advice for members on workforce training requirements to ensure they remain fully compliant with the latest health & safety regulations and Sector Scheme13
- Provides a route for incorporating new road surfacing techniques into National Highway Sector Scheme 13 (Road Surface Treatments)
- Comprehensive training courses available throughout the year for operatives, supervisors and managers at a 20% price discount compared to non-members
- Provides representation and influence on UK and European industry committees concerned with product standards, specifications and industry guidance
- Provides a route for members to develop new industry codes of practice with client side endorsement (ADEPT)
- Members can advertise in the RSTA E-News and Modern Asphalt & Surface Treatments Magazine with a combined circulation of 20,000 industry bodies
- Help for members needing to respond to significant industry developments e.g. CE Marking and Carbon Foot-printing
- Annual Spring Conference and Autumn seminar
- Enables participation in industry level research and developments projects
- Provides opportunities to network with client bodies, competitors and suppliers