How important is Traffic Management?
"Each year within the construction industry, approximately ten people die as a result of being struck by vehicles on site. In addition, there are hundreds of preventable accidents and injuries.
Accidents occur from groundwork’s to finishing works and managers, workers, visitors to sites and members of the public can all be at risk. Inadequate planning and control is the root cause of many construction vehicle accidents." (source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/vehiclestrafficmanagement.htm)
So the answer is of course yes, it is incredibly important. But what can we do to undertake sufficient Traffic Management? It is crucial to keep pedestrians and vehicles separate wherever popular, and our range of plastic road barriers are the favored method that many people choose to take.
Here are some more important tips from HSE:
- Entrances and exits - provide separate entry and exit gateways for pedestrians and vehicles;
- Walkways - provide firm, level, well-drained pedestrian walkways that take a direct route where possible;
- Crossings - where walkways cross roadways, provide a clearly signed and lit crossing point where drivers and pedestrians can see each other clearly;
- Visibility - make sure drivers driving out onto public roads can see both ways along the footway before they move on to it;
- Obstructions – do not block walkways so that pedestrians have to step onto the vehicle route; and
- Barriers - think about installing a barrier between the roadway and walkway.