"Effective management of work-related road safety can
be a real challenge. A work place isn’t just a building,
or a construction site, it extends to your vehicles too. Businesses therefore must have an effective
policy covering all their work-related driving activities. This not only ensures staff are aware of their and your responsibilities; it is an essential requirement under
Health and Safety legislation".
"I am passionate about changing the way we work in this industry and will continue to invest in research and development to find better, more efficient and safer ways of working. For too long now, we have carried out various highway maintenance activities in the same way as we did when I first came into the business more than 30 years ago".
— Wayne Johnston, WJ Group
"How do we as Directors and Managers not only give the gangs working out on the road the reassurance that we understand their issues, but also that we are doing all we can to help them to do their job as safely as possible and get home to their loved ones at the end of a hard day’s work in a challenging environment".
Aquarter of road workers have suffered mental health issues following verbal or physical abuse from the public while they work, new research has found, with Transport Scotland the new Transport Minister Graeme Dey declaring enough is enough. Almost one in 10 staff said they have been subjected to physical abuse in the past year, while one in five reported having missiles thrown at them. Watch the Scottish Transport Minister Decrying the implacable behaviour of the road using
A road worker escaped serious injury by jumping from the path of an oncoming motorist who drove the wrong way down a contra flow - presumably for personal gain. Yesterday, 30th June, a motorist was filmed driving into a contra flow system, after screaming abuse at a road worker. Before almost running him over, mounts the grass and keeps driving. The incident, believed to have happened on the A90, with the operative presumed to be from BEAR Scotland was captured on the dash ca
In March 2020 Highways England issued a new common standard which would form the expectation of the specified standards of White Lines across the UK’s Strategic Road Network in readiness for Autonomous Vehicles. This new standard was also signed up to by the road operators of the high speed networks in Wales and Scotland as well as Highways England. Following on from research conducted by the University of Warwick which indicated that our network is not ready for the Automate
Resurfacing work was abandoned on the 20th August on Beighton Road Woodhouse, Sheffield, after a highways worker was allegedly assaulted, then threatened with a ‘large knife’. A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “An incident was called in to us at 9.55 pm following a disturbance at Beighton Road, Woodhouse “There had been an altercation between a member of the public and a member of the maintenance crew, aged 60 who suffered minor injuries. The PFI contract, which is