Did you know that… over 50% of roadworkers are abused every week and over 80% don’t report the incident.
To help protect all our workers whilst they carry out essential work on the road network we’re proud to support the Stamp It Out commitment, which aims to completely eliminate all kinds of abuse across road networks and on the wider transport infrastructure network.
Recently, members of our senior leadership team, Gavin Pritchard, Highways Managing Director, Jamie Harrison, Highways Delivery Director and Neil Wilson, SHEA Director, attended the Stamp it Out summit at the House of Lords. During the event, they heard about the sheer scale of the levels of abuse and some of the real-life experiences of those that are working across our road networks, and the effects it has on their mental health.
We are working closely with the chairman of Safer Highways to implement some of the initiatives, such as a trial of the Jarvis App, to proactively demonstrates that we do not tolerate any kind of abuse to workers.
In addition, we will be joining the Stamp It Out managing conflict training trial that is being rolled out in September 2023, as part of the wider Stamp it out campaign.
You can find out more about the initiative on the Stamp it Out website.
Quick reaction saves a life
When a member of the public fell and hit their head on the road near our Stoneleigh site, our team reacted quickly. The injured person’s breathing was deteriorating so the team collected the nearest defibrillator and applied lifesaving chest compressions.
The team quickly put-up privacy screens and ensured traffic on the road could continue safely whilst waiting for the emergency services to arrive. The member of the public is recovering well and visited our site team to personally thank them for their lifesaving interventions.
Well done to the team for your quick and calm response to the incident that ultimately helped save the life of a local member of the public.
Delighting our partner
Following a site visit from members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme at our Chelmsford North East Bypass site, the team received an outstanding score of 42 out of 45!
”The site is extremely well presented and maintained; the appearance of this project promotes an excellent image of the industry. Corporate branding is suitably promoted, and everything about the site is well maintained, clean and tidy. An excellent level of respect for, and integration with the neighbouring community is evident; local engagement and social enterprise promoted by the company is superb.”
Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor
Well done to the team for delivering a high-quality service and continuously improving.