REDUCING THE RISKS

This article reports the 1990 conference of the Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers (IHIE), which discussed the safety aspects of law, highway design, signing, traffic management, and construction. Topics covered by the conference included: (1) the nature and role of the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated safety regulations; (2) the frequent failure to achieve safety in highway design; (3) the link between safety audits and quality assurance; (4) the appalling number of injury accidents at road works, about a third of which were inadequately signed and operated; (5) a recommended revision of the Traffic Signs manual; (6) the effective management and continual monitoring of site safety; (7) the need for improved traffic management schemes on all types of road; (8) contraflow management. The final session explained the reasons for introducing the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations in 1989; a key requirement is for managers to assess the health risk created by work involving hazardous substances. One fundamental message from the conference was the continued need to build safety procedures into both design and construction, combined with the necessity for these procedures to be understood clearly by staff and monitored by management. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Kendrick, P
  • Publication Date: 1990-10-18

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-23
  • Serial:
    • SURVEYOR
    • Volume: 174
    • Issue Number: 5117
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM