Kier | Time to address safety
Making safety paramount is a message that is portrayed to anyone and everyone who is on the UK road network in one way or another. From TV and radio adverts for motorists, to companies implementing inductions, safety practices and systems for employees.
It’s probably fair to say that ‘It’ll never be me’ is an attitude adopted by the average person when it comes to road and/or site accidents.
But, as this video from Kier shows, an ignorance to safety can be shown by anyone at any time, and it may be just a ‘one off’ or ‘only a few seconds’ but in actual fact, is enough to seriously affect, or in the worst-case scenario- end a life.
It’s an issue that despite more and more attention as time goes by, still continues to be needed to be hammered home to any individual using the roads.
The harsh and sad reality is that there are families missing loved ones due to incidents that could and should have been avoided.
Kier has implemented a number of systems and processes to reduce this sort of tragic event occurring, such as the mobile barrier in this video.
The mobile barrier is a solution that solves the problem of cones being the main protection to the road worker. It can be used for live lane incidents and repairs. Allowing the public to still use the motorway. Designed to be fast and efficient whilst protecting the workforce and the public.
Dave Wright, Executive Director of Kier Highways said:
“The Highways industry as a whole has a continued focus on reducing the likelihood of incidents that impact both physically and mentally on our workforce and the travelling public.
“The more we can make people aware of the potential hazards while driving then the higher chance we have of preventing such accidents in the future.”
This is just the first of a series of videos with the next 5 dealing with the mental health issues that can stem from such incidents, making the point that the implications can be long lasting.