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Road workers in Scotland get new battery-powered workwear

16/05/2014

Scotland TranServ is rolling out a new range of high visibility garments to help improve the health and safety of road workers across south west Scotland.

New steel barrier system from Colas

20/05/2014

Colas has launched a new barrier system that is designed to help improve the safety of road workers.  

Teenage road worker suffers broken leg after being struck by motorist

04/06/2014

A teenage road worker was left with a broken leg when a man ran him over after refusing to follow a road diversion around roadworks.

TMCA to take part in Seeing is Believing

17/06/2014

The Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) will be demonstrating ways of eliminating carriageway crossings at this year’s Seeing is Believing.

Aggregate Industries workers to wear latest PPE

25/07/2014

Road workers working on behalf of Aggregate Industries will wear a new range of high visibility personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied by Fhoss.

HSE backs guidance designed to keep road workers safe

13/08/2014

Guidance aimed at keeping road workers safe has received the backing of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Road worker safety comes under the spotlight

11/09/2014

Road worker safety was highlighted at a recent media event at the A-one+ Area 12 Tingley depot in West Yorkshire.

Connect Plus works to reduce carriageway crossings

12/09/2014

Connect Plus Services, the company that looks after the M25 on behalf of the Highways Agency, has played a significant role in helping to develop a traffic management method that reduces live carriageway crossings.

Balfour Beatty supports road worker safety campaign

16/09/2014

Road workers from Balfour Beatty are supporting a Highways Agency campaign to raise awareness of the dangers they face maintaining the strategic road network.

Road worker injured after being struck by car

25/09/2014

Manchester City Council has been fined £15,000 after a road worker was struck by a car whilst litter picking on a city road.

Overheight safety solution for road workers

13/11/2014

Road workers working on a smart motorway project have become the first to benefit from the safety credentials of a temporary overheight detection solution.

EM achieves zero carriageway crossings in Area 3

24/11/2014

EM Highway Services achieved zero carriageway crossings during October on its Highways Agency contract Area 3.

Judge orders retrial in van driver crash death case

08/01/2015

A man accused of causing the death of a road worker by dangerous driving is to face a retrial.

Road worker killed on A21

16/01/2015

A road worker was killed on the A21 near Sevenoaks last night after being crushed to death by a lorry while carrying out repairs.

Road worker killed on A21 named

21/01/2015

A road worker who was crushed to death by a lorry while carrying out road repairs on the A21 in Kent has been named as Dale Pentney.

Farm hand ploughs through road workers on his way to milk cows

17/02/2015

A farm hand who drove through highways workers on a closed stretch of road as he made his way into work has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

A-one+ celebrates five million hours of safe working

19/05/2015

A-one+, a leading service provider for Highways England, is celebrating a safety landmark after the company reached five million working hours without one reportable accident.

Driver prosecuted after ploughing through roadworks

19/05/2015

A driver has been handed an 18-month ban and will undertake 100 hours of unpaid community work after being prosecuted for dangerous driving through roadworks in Dorset.

Road worker hit and killed by crane arm, inquest hears

04/06/2015

A jury recorded a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into the death of a road worker who was killed after being crushed by a lorry-mounted crane against a stabiliser leg.

New equipment designed to protect road workers

15/06/2015

Self-standing stop and go boards fitted with cameras and warning signs will be used in Somerset in an effort to protect road workers.

Carnell achieves two million hours of safe working

16/06/2015

Carnell is celebrating after passing the milestone of two million hours without one reportable incident.

Video shows how to eliminate carriageway crossings

08/07/2015

The Traffic Management Contractors Association (TMCA) has released a video that demonstrates ways of eliminating carriageway crossings.

Event to highlight road worker safety

03/09/2015

Road Workers 2015 – an event designed to improve the protection of both road workers and road users over the entire UK highway network – will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 21 October.

M60 road workers make a stand for safety

07/10/2015

Employees working on the M60 smart motorway route in Greater Manchester recently made a united stand in support of road worker safety by holding an ‘Aiming for Zero’ awareness day.

Highways England continue work to improve road worker safety

28/10/2015

Highways England is currently working on innovative techniques that will further improve road worker safety.

New course to tackle poor roadside safety

03/12/2015

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has partnered with Colas to launch a new roadside working training course for professionals required to operate or stop on the roadside.

TRL wins eighth international road safety award

14/12/2015

TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory) has received its eighth Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its work in improving road worker safety.

£1m fine for Balfour Beatty after road worker killed

27/01/2016

Balfour Beatty has been fined £1 million after a road worker was killed whilst repairing a central reservation barrier that had been damaged in a road traffic collision.

A-one+ achieves four million hours of safe working

23/02/2016

Highways service provider A-one+ has reached the milestone of one thousand days and four million working hours without a reportable accident in Area 12.

Stop and go boards fitted with CCTV cameras

29/02/2016

Stop and go boards have been fitted with CCTV cameras in an effort to protect operatives working on roads in Oxfordshire.

Motorists drive through roadworks on A13

14/04/2016

More than 40 cases of the public deliberately ignoring road closures on the A13 in Essex were recorded last year.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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). 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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