Local authorities are being offered the chance to help shape improvements in the future of health, safety and wellbeing on the public highway with the introduction of free membership to Safer Highways.
The move follows a clear intention by Safer Highways to ensure that its vision for safer road workers, safer road users is applied to the public highway as well as the high-speed network.
By becoming members, local authorities will get the chance to have their say on how the public highway can become safer for all and how its successful series of health, safety and wellbeing programmes including its ground-breaking work on mental health in the workplace, Road to Wellbeing Survey and report and the new Stamp It Out Campaign can be improved with their input. Stamp It Out was set up to eradicate abuse of roadworkers which aims to change the law making not only this abuse illegal but give highway workers key worker status.
“As we move to phase two of the successful Safer Highways vision and series of programmes and events we want to be able to offer local authorities the chance to help shape the future of health, safety and wellbeing on the public highway in the UK and ensure our programmes are fit for purpose for all road workers and road users on all roads in the UK. We welcome their thoughts on how we can continuously improve what we are doing. We would love them to be a part of the future of Safer Highways,” says Kevin Robinson, Chief Executive of Safer Highways.
By being members of Safer Highways, councils will also get priority access to all Safer Highway programmes and events as well as a chance to promote their own best practice and collaborative working in health, safety and wellbeing through the extensive readership of SH magazine and through a large following on social media and the highways trade press.
The organisation is a collaborative programme, supported by industry leaders from across the whole highways sector, together with some of the UK’s, and indeed the world’s, leading safety and wellbeing experts.
Its purpose is to keep health, safety and wellbeing at the fore of the highways industry and to help drive awareness, strong leadership, effective communication and best practice at all levels in our sector.
The Safer Highways vision is that the highways sector becomes a beacon of best practice for the good management of all health, safety and wellbeing issues, and that other sectors look to us as leaders in this field.
“We want to look back in years to come and be proud to see that we have made a lasting difference for everyone who works in our industry at every level,” said Mr Robinson.
For more information on Safer Highways, go to: www.saferhighways.co.uk and for all new local authority membership enquiries, please email Safer Highways Development Director, Adrian Tatum, @firstname.lastname@example.org