roadworks


Highways England airs plan to protect roadworkers with new inflatable barrier

An inflatable safety barrier that can be put up in a matter of minutes is to help protect road workers on Highways England’s road network. Read More

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

Company fined after causing M8 gas leak

John Murphy and Sons Ltd has been sentenced for safety breaches after damaging a 10-inch gas pipeline whilst undertaking work to allow the widening of the M8 motorway. 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

Roadwork safety film packs powerful message

UK Power Networks has produced a hard-hitting training film with the aim to make UK roadworks sites are safer by helping to train utility and highway workers. Read More

Thames Water’s Karl Simons to chair mental health summit

Karl Simons will chair Safer Highways’ Mental Health Summit at the House of Commons on 20 June. Read More

Motorway workers celebrate safety milestone

Motorway workers in the South East of England are celebrating the landmark of working more than 2 million hours without an accident. Read More

Roadwork safety: Half of motorists drive dangerously through roadworks

A survey commissioned by highways maintenance company Amey found 59% of road users acknowledged that they are not as safety-conscious as they should be when negotiating roadworks. Read More

Road safety: Choosing between concrete, plastic and MASS safety roadside barriers

Wherever vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity to one another, safety and security should be a top priority – especially so given vehicles have been weaponised so effectively by terrorists. Read More

BT fined £25k for risks to public

BT has been fined £25,000 after Transport for London (TfL) prosecuted the telecommunications giant for serious lapses in safety. Read More



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