Roadworkers in Berkshire faced stabbing threats from motorists

Road operatives working at the California Cross junction in Finchampstead, have faced both verbal and physical assaults as they began roadworks last week. Workers received threats of being stabbed and punched, while another was deliberately struck by a car, Wokingham Borough Council has reported. A motorist threatened to stab a worker before speeding off while […]

Stamp it Out secures funding from Kent CC for county-wide rollout

Stamp it Out, the industry led programme aiming to make roadworker abuse socially unacceptable, have received funding from the Kent Lane Rental scheme for a county-wide rollout of the programme. To take place in the new year, the rollout will encompass not only highways workers but also will include the Highways Inspectors, employed directly by […]

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, […]

Industry comes together for Stamp it Out Summit

Local authorities, industry leaders, contractors and the supply chain came together  to discuss solutions in answer to the challenges of road worker abuse. Over 150 attended the Stamp It Out Summit, held at the House of Lords yesterday (13th June) to confirm a way forward to tackling the abuse, which continues to get worse. Chaired […]

Birmingham road workers share shocking stories in a plea to end the abuse they face

In the last three years, 465 incidents of road worker abuse have been reported in Birmingham. That’s why today, organisations and companies that work to improve Birmingham’s roads, have launched a new campaign Expect Respect – to urge the public to respect its road workers. The incidents include residents threatening road workers with weapons, such as machetes, […]

West Sussex County Council says abuse of its highways staff will not be tolerated

West Sussex County Council has said it is disappointed that a number of its staff have reported that they have received abuse from members of the public whilst completing essential work on the highway network. The council said it understands the frustration that some members of the public have regarding the condition of the county’s […]

Stamp it Out to Juice up conflict management training

Stamp it Out, the Safer Highways led programme designed to highlight and make socially unacceptable roadworker abuse have turned to Juice Learning to produce its free to access conflict management training. Having previously engaged with several providers to provide a customised, off the shelf option, the sponsors of the project elected to go back to […]

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