Stamps it Out, an industry wide collective which aims to eliminate the abuse of our roadworkers has urged the sector to get behind it’s petition to government to change the law around the subject.
With the aim of securing 100,000 signatures the petition would then force the government to debate the issue in parliament, with the eventual desire being to effect a change in the members bill around punishments for abuse of key workers and have our industry included as a part of this.
Led by Kari Sprostanova, Heath and Safety Director of Balfour Beatty UKCS and Rachel Heaps Busines Management Systems Manager at Tarmac, the Taskforce also includes David Campbell, HSEQ Director of Eurovia Ringway, James Birch, Managing Director of Kier Highways - Local Authority, Joe Docherty, HSEQ Director of Amey Transportation and Dave Foster, SHEQ Director of Carnell.
Speaking about the launch of the petition, Karl Simons, CHief Health, Safety and Securities Officer at Thames Water, one of the project leads said,
”“At Thames Water we have thousands of our people working every day on the Public Highway and their vital service should never be underestimated. Suffering physical or psychological abuse when undertaking this dangerous work is totally unacceptable and we absolutely must Stamp It Out”
What the Stamp It Out collective now call on our industry to do is to sign the petition and join us in making a real step change for our industry.