Roadworker safety

Only a minority of the public think roadworkers are protected

16/07/2021

Only a minority of the British public think enough is being done to protect road workers, a survey by pollsters YouGov has revealed.

One in four roadworkers suffer mental health issues after abuse

09/07/2021

One in four roadworkers in Scotland has suffered mental health issues following verbal or physical abuse from the public, according to new figures.

Video shows beam lift job as airbag is tested

09/07/2021

Highways England has released an animation showing the scale of the operation to lift 44m-long steel bridge beams into place across the M6 and has confirmed a new date for the works.

Highways England: Take extra care at roadworks to save lives

18/11/2020

Highways England has revealed new research and video that it says show the dangers of drivers not paying attention through roadworks.

Clearview buys social distancing solution

23/10/2020

Clearview Intelligence has purchased the rights to distribute the EGOpro Social Distancing Solution in the UK from Levett Business Services.

3,000 names and rising: Let's end roadworker abuse

05/10/2020

More than 3,100 people (including the team here at Highways) have signed a petition to change the law to give roadworkers greater protection against abuse and violence.

Highways England trials roadworks airbag

02/10/2020

Highways England is trialling an inflatable barrier that can be put up in minutes to help protect road workers on its network from motorists who drive into work areas.

Highways England seeks more passport sign-ups

25/09/2020

Highways England has called for more members of its supply chain to register for its Passport scheme.

Creativity, keeping safe and carrying on

01/07/2020

Following praise for Highways England from the strategic roads watchdog for ‘acting with speed and decisiveness’ in its response to the pandemic, Highways gets a briefing on some of the innovative ways the government-owned company has kept people safe and the country moving.

Link-up aims to be the new word in safety

23/06/2020

Safety and security firm Highway Care and technology provider Neology have announced a new partnership for the use of Temporary Average Speed at Roadworks.

Robotic pre-marker provides starting point for safer working

02/01/2020

A ‘clever little robot’ has saved hundreds of hours of working time on projects across the country, Highways England has said.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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