road safety

Little progress on SRN casualty target, new data shows

17/03/2020

Highways England is significantly off track against its key 2015-2020 road safety target, according to data obtained by Highways.

RIS 2 drops focus on roads with low safety rating

13/03/2020

The new Road Investment Strategy (RIS) does not include a target to improve roads with a low safety rating, after Highways England admitted that it is likely to miss the target in the current RIS.

Roadside clouds: A sunny forecast for highway safety

05/03/2020

Matthias Jablonowski, global practice lead for roads at Nokia, discusses how intelligent roads can make the world a safer place.

Khan hails 20mph limits as vital step towards zero deaths

02/03/2020

Speed limits of 20mph are now in force across 8.9km of roads within London’s Congestion Charging Zone.

Sort my sign, watchdog tells Highways England

24/02/2020

A new nationwide campaign aims to put pressure on Highways England to improve the quality of its signage and road safety.

County council reconsiders ‘blanket’ 20mph limit

20/02/2020

A task group has concluded that North Yorkshire County Council’s proposal to impose a blanket 20mph limit across the county was ‘unrealistic’ both in terms of cost and enforcement.

Highways England facing bill of millions for smart motorway retrofit

03/02/2020

With the publication of a review of smart motorway all lane running (ALR) schemes ‘imminent’, Highways England is facing costs running into millions of pounds to retrofit new safety measures to schemes that remain in construction.

Claims and counterclaims on Stopped Vehicle Detection

29/01/2020

Highways England has re-opened the debate over the effectiveness of its current stopped vehicle detection technology, claiming that it is ‘effective in all levels of traffic’.

Older drivers 'should be helped, not tested'

27/01/2020

The RAC Foundation has called for older drivers to be offered higher levels of in-car technology rather any system of mass retesting.

The sense of a road ending

27/01/2020

Former director at the Department for Transport and current RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding discusses when and how we should hang up the keys.

Widow to launch legal challenge over all lane running

22/01/2020

The widow of a driver killed on a Smart Motorway has instructed lawyers to begin work on a legal challenge calling for them to be scrapped.

Scotland prepares new road safety framework

05/12/2019

Transport Scotland is gearing up to produce a new Road Safety Framework, with a consultation on the new document expected early next year.

Council fined over £1m after child suffers ‘life-changing head injury'

05/12/2019

Hampshire County Council has been fined £1.4m after a child suffered a head injury caused by an unsecured street bollard.

TRL looks 50:50 after latest brine trials

03/12/2019

The latest findings from the 2018/2019 Transport Scotland live brine trials have been released and after three winter seasons of research, the recommendations have become clearer and the areas of further research more specific. Dominic Browne reports

ROSPA warns of acute safety issue over older drivers

29/11/2019

Safety issues around older drivers have become increasingly critical, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) has warned.

FM Conway and Brake team up for Road Safety Week

22/11/2019

FM Conway has entered into a new partnership with the road safety charity, Brake, that will see the two organisations fundraising and raising road safety awareness together as they both aim for vision zero.

Road Safety Week: Stories of love, pain and courage

18/11/2019

New research from the road safety charity Brake suggests almost a third of UK adults could have been involved in a collision, or had a near miss, with a vehicle on a UK road in the past year.

Charity wins contract to review Highways England safety spend

05/11/2019

Regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has awarded the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) a contract to review how Highways England prioritises its road safety investments.

DfT announces further clampdown on phone use while driving

01/11/2019

A legal loophole that allowed drivers to escape prosecution for hand-held mobile phone use while behind the wheel is set to be closed, the Government has confirmed.

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Street Cleansing Operative Driver (Large Goods Vehicles)

Redbridge London Borough Council
£22,377 to £23,607
We are looking to recruit staff for both our day service and evening service. Redbridge, London (Greater)
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Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Pollution)

Redbridge London Borough Council
£39,774.00 - £42,684.00
This is an excellent opportunity for individual who is looking to gain management experience.  Redbridge, London (Greater)
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Senior Policy Planner

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£32,643 – £45,704 depending on skills
Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance? London (Greater)
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Strategic Director Environment and Climate Change

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
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Senior Environmental Health Officer (Housing Lead)

Mole Valley District Council
£37,821 - £42,329
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking Environmental Health Partnership Oxted, Surrey
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Head of Operations

Rossendale Borough Council
£49,408 - £52,899
The Head of Operations is a key leader in the Senior Management Team. Rossendale, Lancashire
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Senior Engineer (Development Control)

Wrexham County Borough Council
£36,876 - £39,782 per annum
We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to work within the Contracts and Engineering team Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Recruiter: Wrexham County Borough Council

Strategic Director Growth and Regeneration

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
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Funeral Operative (As and When)

Brent Council
£24,462 - £26,274 p.a. inc. (pro-rata)
The person will not need previous experience in funeral services as full training will be given but experience would be an advantage. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Senior Engineer – Transport Policy

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£38,800 - £52,600
This is an exciting opportunity to improve road safety and create healthy streets in a busy and dynamic central London borough. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Environmental Health Officer / Health and Safety Practitioner

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£33,600 - £45,400 per annum plus performance related pay
The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge/understanding of Health and Safety legislation.  Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Commercial Officer

Rossendale Borough Council
£25,801 - £29,636
We are keen to improve our recycling levels, tackle the climate change agenda and take pride in our open spaces. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recruiter: Rossendale Borough Council

Principal Electrical Asset Officer

Birmingham City Council
£34,788-£42,683
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Highways & Drainage Team Manager

Newport City Council
£37,849 - £40,760
You will be skilled at analysing multiple sources of information, making excellent decisions, and driving difficult situations towards a... Newport (Casnewydd)
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Street Works Compliance Officer

Telford & Wrekin Council
£29,636 - £31,371 per annum
For further information on the role please click. Telford, Shropshire
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Senior Sustainability & Resilience Officer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £34017 per annum
This opportunity is to be offered on a 6-month, fixed term / secondment contract basisInterviews scheduled to be held Friday 17th April Job Purpose Es England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highway Electrical Maintenance & Installation Operative (Street Lighting) Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Highways Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice x 3

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Director, Environment & Regeneration

Brent Council
Circa £155,000
Brent is the Borough of Cultures - the most diverse in London - and as a Council we believe in delivering for our communities. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

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