Road Safety Week - Balfour Beatty

Posted on: Tuesday, 18 November 2014 by Kirsty Adams

highways - road workers - road signs - generalThis week (17-23 November) is national Road Safety Week, an initiative organised the road safety charity Brake. The Road Safety Week 2014 theme, look out for each other, is all about everyone, especially drivers, showing patience, consideration and responsibility towards other road users, especially the most vulnerable.
 
 
During the week infrastructure services business Balfour Beatty will be supporting road worker safety by holding events around the UK. A road workers’ workplace is amongst one of the most dangerous and vulnerable places to be. The average fatality rate for those maintaining our road network is one of the highest amongst employment sectors. Over the past ten years 13 road workers were killed whilst working on motorways and major A roads in England.

Some of the Balfour Beatty team, who spend up to eight hours a day working on the road, have messages for road users;    

 

“Look out for the people around you and please slow down.” 

Working Supervisor, Alan Morris, from Burton-on-Trent.
 
 
“Please think about what it’s like to be on the other side when you’re in your vehicle.”
 
Charge Hand Road Worker, Nick George, from Honiton.
 
 
“Please be patient and respectful to our road workers.”
 
Operations Manager, Frank Croall, from Coatbridge.
 
 
The next time you’re approaching road works please remember to take care and slow down.
 
To show your support for road worker safety follow @BBroadsafety on Twitter.

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