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Tests carried out for automated cone laying vehicle

A pioneering cone-laying vehicle is set to eliminate the need for roadworkers to do the job from the back of a truck, after successful tests on British roads. Read More

Does motorway roadworks speed limit increase put roadworkers at added risk?

Speed limits through most major roadworks in England will be increased to 60mph, Highways England has announced. Read More

Technology in infrastructure could ‘slash fatal building site accidents’ and ‘revolutionise construction’

Highways England has launched a 15-year plan to accelerate the use of technology in infrastructure. It says this ‘digital revolution’ in the construction industry could ‘slash the number of fatal building site accidents. Read More

Mental health in the workplace

Mental health, the roles of an employer when it comes to looking after the mental health of employees and how to manage mental health in the workplace. Read More

‘Transport Toolkit’ launched for businesses and fleet operators to address clarity on driving for work during COVID-19 pandemic

A series of videos and online resources will help fleet operators and business owners meet the significant challenges presented by the current disruption caused by COVID-19. Read More

Gap analysis tool launched to help safety professionals manage work-related road risk

Driving for Better Business has launched an online gap analysis tool, which allows safety professionals to identify areas in their driving for work policies and procedures that need improvement and fills the gaps to reduce risk, improve safety and enhance business performance. Read More

£5m campaign to educate the public announced as smart motorway findings are published

The development and implementation of smart motorways will continue but there are 18 key recommendations for the future including abolishing dynamic hard shoulders, increasing the deployment of Stopped Vehicle Detection and an immediate review of emergency refuge provision. Read More

Working at height involved in 11% of health and safety incidents on major public works

Heightsafe has gathered statistics from four high-profile UK public works projects. Read More

Driver safety: Reducing preventable traffic accidents

Graham Hall, European Logistics Manager at Air Products explains how new technology introduced last year has already seen the business reduce preventable traffic accidents by 23%. Read More

Motorway safety: Are smart motorways smart enough for accidents?

Police and emergency services have criticised smart motorways, despite a number of benefits, saying they do not help fulfil their duty efficiently. Read More


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