Enabling active travel can improve the UK’s health, says report

A new British Medical Journey report has revealed that tre is an urgent need to improve the nation’s health as it has worsened over the pandemic. There is an abundance of evidence and reports that exercise is a miracle cure that improves physical and mental health and reduces demands on NHS services and the need […]

Expanded ULEZ “adds 13 minutes to life expectancy”

Independent research by Channel 4 suggests that the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to the outer boroughs will not make any significant difference to two key types of air pollution. Using the Mayor’s own data, the channel’s Factcheck Team calculates that the expanded ULEZ would add just 13 minutes to the life expectancy […]

Dorset Council becomes the latest member of Safer Highways

Safer Highways has announced that Dorset Council have agreed to become the latest Local Authority member of the industry led organisation which champions effective management of health, safety and wellbeing and drives effective social value across the supply chain. Dorset County Council’s highways service is responsible for the maintenance of the county’s network of roads, […]

Study concludes traffic noise could raise blood pressure

A new study of nearly quarter of a million people in the UK suggests traffic noise may be more than just annoying, it might increase blood pressure. The website Prevention spotted a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study involved analysing data from more than 240,000 people in the […]

Operatives receive Mental Wellbeing award as quick thinking saves a life

Two McCann operatives working across National Highways’ Area 10 Asset Delivery Framework have been recognised with a McCann Mental Wellbeing award after their quick thinking and bravery saved a life. Stuart Corless and Alan Cooper are both working on message sign renewal works within Area 10 and spotted an incident involving a young girl and two […]

Dyer & Butler win RosPA Gold Award for health and safety values

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has received a prestigious RoSPA Gold Award in recognition of ts health and safety values, practice and performance in the highways sector. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the […]

New study links transport noise to increased of dementia

Exposure to noise from road traffic and railways is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study. Research has consistently linked transport noise to health conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity, but studies on transport noise and dementia were scarce and small, and findings inconsistent, reports the Guardian. Now the […]

New video by BAM Construct UK raises awareness about suicide risk

A powerful new video that aims to raise awareness around the issue of suicide among construction workers, produced with the support of BAM Construct UK, has been released. The video, which is just over five minutes in length, urges construction workers not to ignore colleagues who they think may be experiencing mental ill-health, but to […]


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