Highways England Safety Day

Earlier this month, Highways England held a safety day at Huntington Race Course to promote the importance and latest developments in health and safety.  Guest speakers from the customer included:

• Nick Nandra speaking about the revision of Raising the Bar 27, managing temporary vehicle incursions and the importance of us all driving for continual improvement and best practice.

• Ian Moreton HE SHE Director talked about the three imperatives, with Safety being the absolute number one, and how we must all aim to get “Home Safe and Well”; the national Accident Frequency Rate is on the rise and too many colleagues have lost their lives or been harmed at work.

There was also an open session on Mental Health First Aiders, Support and Changing our beliefs and behaviours to support those around us both in the work place and home.

This was followed by representatives from Osborne and other supply chain partners setting up market stalls to promote specific aspects of safety.  Osborne, supported by COLAS, showcased Vehicle Incursion Airlock Systems and a STOP Think! Moment on beliefs.

Other subjects promoted included: incident investigation, including the importance of capturing vital information in the “golden hour”; drone surveys; Vac-Ex remote-operated plant and Behavioural Improvement Programmes.

David Landeryou, CDF Framework Director at Osborne said: “It was a valuable and enjoyable day, sharing innovation and learning for each other’s organisations.  There’s a lot more we can do to make the industry safer for all and today provided a great opportunity to raise awareness of what may soon become best practice.”