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A63 Castle Street to be pilot site for groundbreaking abuse reporting app

Site choies to Stamp it Out app pilot.

Safer Highways are delighted to announce that the A63 Castle Street Improvement Works have been chosen as the pilot site for our new Jarvis app.

The ground-breaking reporting tool will, for the first time enable real-time reporting of incidents of abuse and incursions across the whole of the UK road network - whether High or Low speed or National Highways or Local Authority managed.

Named Jarvis, in honour of Kevin Jarvis, a traffic management operative who tragically lost his life a number of weeks ago, the app will shortly move into a proof of concept period with one specific contractor to hone and refine its features.

The app has been developed completely free of charge by Safer Highways member organisation Notify Technology the app will shortly move into a proof of concept period commencing on the 6th June with Balfour Beatty on its A63 project to hone and refine its features.

It will then move to a second stage of testing with the "One Community" on the M25, an alliance made up of principal contractor, Connect Plus Services, Octavious, Jackson Civils, R&W Civils and a number of other Safer Highways members.

Speaking about the impending pilot, Kevin Robinson, CEO of Safer Highways expressed his gratitude to both Balfour Beatty and Notify Technology for the vital part they are playing in the project.

He said,

"Roadworker abuse has long been a blight on our society and sadly is grossly under-reported and seen as just being a part of the job.

"This should not be the case and through the development of a common reporting tool we hope to empower the men and women we put to work each day to not only report but also to challenge abuse.

"In order to do this we need to understand the scale of the problem and our hope is that through the app we will, for the first time be able to do just that.

"I am grateful to both Balfour Beatty and Notify Technology for their support with the project as we enter what will be the first stage of the deployment."

The initial pilot phase commences 6th June and will run for a minimum of six weeks. Following this there will be a short evaluation period and then a second phase multi organisation pilot in the autumn with a full roll out in the new year.

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