The latest hub health and wellbeing campaign has been developed to provide information and give examples of best practice within the industry. Health and wellbeing is recognised as a crucial element in the development of a safe and fit workforce. The Office for National Statistics, have estimated that 137 million working days were lost in 2016 due to sickness absence. This campaign will concentrate on three individual areas of concern which are fatigue, mental health and occupational cancer. We launch in October with the focus on fatigue.
A very useful guidance document covering slips, trips and falls from vehicles can be found on the falls from vehicles page. Nynas has produced a very comprehensive working with bitumen safety video. Professor David Edwards has kindly shared a number of research papers he has worked on covering a variety of construction H&S subjects.
An update on the launch of the Highways England passport scheme on 1 October.
JCB are holding a Highways Management day on 19 October which will be an opportunity to see and discuss there latest innovations in plant safety. This free event is open to all those involved in plant and highways management, details of how to register can be found on our plant campaign page.
This month we have launched a refreshed campaign covering one of our highest risk activities, working with plant. You will find a selection of resources on the campaign page. We are reinforcing the requirement of not allowing people to work in the 'exclusion zone' where the risk of being struck, trapped or crushed is highest.
An alert has been issued detailing the prohibition of 'stamp & dash' pothole repairs on the strategic road network
New guidance is now available covering the reporting of TM incursions on Airsweb.