Transport Safety


HSE checking businesses in the transport sector are COVID-secure

In the run up to the festive period, the HSE is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus. Read More

Sleep and fatigue in UK working populations

81% of UK workers do not feel as though they achieve enough sleep. In this article, Marcus de Guingand, from Third Pillar of Health, discusses some of the data from a recently released whitepaper looking at the extent, impact and causes of tiredness and fatigue in different worker groups. Read More

How does HAVS impact the rail sector?

Mary Cameron, Team Leader within SOCOTEC’s Occupational Hygiene team, discusses the impact that HAV exposure has on employees within the rail sector and the actions that organisations can take to effectively reduce and eliminate exposure. Read More

Proposed new Highway Code could ‘potentially reduce’ road safety

UK drivers and motorcyclists are unconvinced by proposed changes to the Highway Code, according to a survey conducted by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart. Read More

Margam rail accident: Inquiry highlights ‘long-term safety failure’ by Network Rail

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into an incident in which track workers were struck by a train at Margam, South Wales. Read More

Why RoSPA supports a life sentence for dangerous driving

Dr Karen McDonnell, OSH Policy Adviser at RoSPA, explains why seeking to influence policy and legislative change is one of many routes taken by RoSPA to meet its vision of life free from serious accidental injury. Read More

How safe are smart motorways? Only 48% of motorists say they know how to use them

More than half of UK motorist claim not to understand the rules of smart motorways, according to a recent poll. Read More

Road safety: Drivers to be banned from handling mobile phones

From next year, it could become illegal for anyone to pick up and use their mobile phone while driving, putting an end a loophole that can allow drivers to escape punishment for using a hand-held phone to take a photo or play a game. Read More

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

Data aggregation is key to fleet driver safety

Connected device data aggregation is the key to fleet driver safety according to Jim Kirkwood, CEO of TTC Group. Hot on the heels of announcing a ‘world first for fleet driver safety’ in partnership with Collision Management Systems Ltd (CMS), Jim explains just why data holds the key. Read More



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