National Highways suspends roadworks after abuse

National Highways has suspended barrier replacement work on the A1 in Bedfordshire because of “repeated abuse and threatening behaviour” to its workforce. On its project web page it states: “Safety is our top priority, both for road users and our workforce. We cannot continue working until we are confident that our workforce is safe and […]

National Highways warns of danger to roadworkers as incursions set to double

Senior figures from National Highways are urging drivers to respect those working on the road after new figures for the east of the country show that road incursions are set to double this year. In the first five months of 2023, 123 roadwork incursions have taken place. Last year the total figure across 12 months […]

Charity launches roadworkers’ workforce welfare and wellbeing portal

A new hub has been launched to help the drive to reduce suicide and improve welfare and wellbeing in the construction industry in the UK and Ireland. The Make It Visible Portal at provides access to information, advice and guidance and is a pathway to free support. Its content – based on research and […]

Kiely prepares for safety and welfare day

Highway maintenance specialist Kiely Bros has continued its ongoing commitment to health and safety with its annual safety and welfare stand down day for crews that will be working the length and breadth of the British Isles over the coming season. Almost 40 of the leaders were there listening to, or contributing with, presentations, taking […]

M42 scheme reaches 500,000 hours without a worker losing time through injury

More than 500,000 work hours have been clocked up without any of the 250-strong workforce on the M42 junction 6 improvements scheme taking time off through injury thanks to strict safety measures on site. An LTI is when someone has to take time off work as a result of a workplace incident or accident and […]

Clearway to launch first in range of wearable technology at Highways UK

The safety of highway workers has been taken to another level following the launch of the first products in a range of wearable technology aimed at helping those working in high-risk environments such as next to live traffic. The official launch, which features a ‘helmet-cam’, will take place at the forthcoming Highways UK exhibition taking […]

Member of public threatens roadworkers with axe

Frightening footage has emerged of a traffic management crew being threatened by a male member of the public with an axe. Believed to have taken place on the A36 between Beckington and Rode in Somerset the shocking video shows two traffic management operatives repeatedly threatened by the individual brandishing a dangerous weapon, reports Safer Highways. […]

<strong>Kier Highways trials innovative risk assessment app</strong>

Frontline operatives at Kier Highways are trialling the innovative new app FYLD, which conducts digital risk assessments and in turn saves time, increases safety, and boosts collaborative working practices. In addition to increasing accuracy at the point of work, the new software can reduce the time it takes to produce risk assessments by up to […]


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