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, […]

New Rising Starts programme launched by Safer Highways

Safer Highways has announced the most ambitious social value programme ever undertaken in the Highways, Transportation and Construction sectors. Following the unprecedented times where young people were denied the opportunity to sample industries through work experience, engagement within education establishments was lost due to covid and those entering our sector faced a massive disconnect at […]

Safer Highways first to announce support of When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up’ and Safer Highways are delighted to announce a partnership which will see a collaborative approach help the social value initiative reach as many children as possible. The partnership will launch with all attendees at the upcoming Highways Heroes awards receiving a free copy of the When I Grow Up book. The […]

Few more weeks to complete Safer Highways Thriving at Work Survey

There are two more weeks for organisations to complete the Safer Highways Thriving at Workplace Survey, which aims to benchmark the provision of workplace mental health support. Last year Safer Highways sampled the 100 biggest organisations who work, not only on the strategic road network, but also who serve to maintain our local roads to […]

Finalists for Highways Heroes Awards announced

Safer Highways has announced the shortlisted finalists for the National Highways supported, industry-wide Highways Heroes Awards. The awards, organised by Safer Highways, is the first time the supply chain and the client body have come together to recognise the value and importance of those unsung heroes we put to work everyday Set up after a […]

Highway maintenance worker’s foot run over by man in ‘heated’ argument

A heated argument in Kingsthorpe, Northampton ended in a highways maintenance worker’s foot being ran over by a car. The altercation took place on Friday, September 17 when a row occurred between the driver of a Mercedes and the maintenance worker between Welford Road and Harborough Road in the area. The worker was then driven […]

National Highways announced as principal supporter of Highways Heroes Awards

Safer Highways has announced National Highways (formerly Highways England) as the principal supporter of the industry-wide Highways Heroes Awards. Organised by Safer Highways, and supported by many of the most forward thinking organisations in the sector, the awards are the first time the supply chain and the client body have come together to recognise the […]

Kent County Council operatives verbally abused and worker struck by driver

More evidence has emerged of road workers being abused by members of the public this week. A group of Kent County Council operatives were verbally abused and a worker struck by a driver who drove above cones and signs, dragging them along the roads and causing workers to jump out the way as he drove […]

Highways sector tackling abuse head on according to Safer Highways Vice Chair

The highways industry is meeting the challenge of eradicating road worker abuse because of the on-going work of the Stamp It Out campaign, according to Joe Docherty, Vice Chairman of Safer Highways. He was speaking about the progress of the campaign on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester this week. This follows a report by the […]


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