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Shadow minister highlighting roadworker safety

21/02/2017

Stemming the tide of violence and abuse aimed at workers maintaining Britain’s roads and the innovations being introduced to speed up road repairs across the country is the focus of a visit by Shadow Road Minister Daniel Zeichner to contractors in Cambridgeshire.

Colas trials groundbreaking autonomous protection vehicle

18/08/2017

A partnership between Colas and two US companies is seeking to save roadworker lives with what is thought to be the world’s first Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle (AIPV).

Report highlights safety risks of 'barbaric' slavery practices

14/05/2018

Workers in the construction industry are vulnerable to exploitation and slavery, including the cover-up of serious accidents, according to two new reports.

Roadworker dies on Surrey roundabout scheme

04/06/2018

A worker has died on site at a road improvement scheme in Surrey, after apparently being hit by plant machinery.

Scotland contractors call for end to roadworker abuse

07/06/2018

Transport Scotland and the companies that operate its trunk road network have launched a roadworker safety campaign, asking drivers to help stamp out the ‘shocking’ levels of abuse suffered by their workers.

Drivers 'wilfully ignoring safety advice' at roadworks

31/01/2019

Key industry figures have called for drivers to modify their behaviour after a majority admitted to driving in ways that put roadworkers at risk.

Comment: Using our influence to change driver behaviour

31/01/2019

James Haluch managing director for highways at Amey, asks: How do we tackle motorists’ nonchalant attitude towards safety when it comes to roadworks?

Red light spells danger: Colas signposts sector to safety innovation

25/02/2019

Colas has hailed an ‘ingenious’ safety innovation that beams a red danger zone around its biggest paving machines.

A-One+ celebrates 2 million hours of safe working

04/03/2019

Roadworkers on motorways and major A roads in Kent and Sussex have achieved more than two million hours without an accident.

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