road worker safety

New app to inform roadworkers as cable strikes surge

11/02/2021

HAUC(UK) has launched a new app to help road workers avoid damage to underground assets from cable strikes.

Kier reaches safety milestone on smart motorways schemes

15/08/2019

Two Kier Highways all lane running smart motorway projects have worked over one million hours without a reportable injury.

New slimmer barrier gets to work in Wales

15/02/2019

The first installation project has been announced for a new HC350 concrete barrier, which offers a narrow footprint of 350mm.

Safety boss links fatality increase to austerity and 'Brexit paralysis'

10/07/2018

The head of a leading safety charity has linked the recent rise in workplace deaths to austerity policies and cuts in funding for inspections.

Progress stalls on site safety as 38 construction workers killed in the last year

05/07/2018

Thirty-eight construction workers were killed in the last year, more than a quarter of all fatal industrial injuries.

HTMA in road worker safety plea

09/12/2016

The executive director of the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) has called on the sector to do more to improve road worker safety.

Footage shows driver ignoring motorway closure

09/12/2016

CCTV footage released by Highways England shows road workers chasing after a motorist who ignored a road closure on the M60 in Eccles.  

SIB 2016: WJ engineering staff present vintage truck to directors

09/11/2016

Staff from WJ Group have presented a vintage truck to directors Martin Webb and Wayne Johnston at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

SIB 2016: Blakedale unveil new IPV

09/11/2016

Blakedale is showcasing its latest 18 tonne Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV) at Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) from 9-10 November.

Ingenious road worker safety initiatives to showcase at Highways SIB next week

03/11/2016

Visitors to next week’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) will receive not just first-hand, but an interactive, experience of various new products designed to ensure operatives and engineers keeping our road network maintained are kept safe themselves – a basic right when going to work.

Health and well being of road workers highlighted at HE event

05/10/2016

Operatives working on the M60/62 smart motorway project in Greater Manchester got together to raise awareness about road worker health, safety and wellbeing.

Blakedale adds multi-camera system to safety vehicles

24/08/2016

Blakedale has reinforced its commitment to road safety by installing a fully recordable multi-camera system as standard to all new 7.5 tonne traffic management and 18 tonne crash cushion (impact protection) vehicles. 

Incursion warning technology recognised by Highways England

17/08/2016

The value of safety systems that instantly alert road workers to incursions has been recognised by Highways England in their latest (July 2016) Raising the Bar document (Managing Temporary Traffic Management Incursions). 

HTMA: Report all incidents of road worker abuse

27/07/2016

The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) has called on the highways sector to collate and report all incidents of road worker abuse.

Road worker taken to hospital after being hit by car

12/07/2016

A road worker was taken to hospital with a leg injury after being struck by a car on the A56 in Lancashire last week.

New posts help highlight refuge areas on smart motorways

08/06/2016

Blakedale is helping to keep smart motorways safe for motorists and maintenance crews with the introduction of a new Advanced Warning Maintenance Indicator (AWMI) post.

Road worker death prompts HSE warning to HGV drivers

27/05/2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned HGV drivers to follow basic safety procedures when coupling and uncoupling vehicles, following the death of a road worker in January 2015.

HE trials vehicle that can replace overhead signs

25/05/2016

A new Maintenance Assistance Vehicle (MAV) that can be used to help replace overhead signs on motorways has been trialled by Highways England.

HTMA to debate road worker safety at SIB

12/05/2016

The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) will lead a debate around road worker safety at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing).

New PPE regulations come into force

04/05/2016

New regulations to ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) meets the required standards have come into force.

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