Is health, safety and wellbeing really protecting our worker’s health? – Steve Perkins

Steve Perkins, Managing Director at Steve Perkins Associates, unpacks the big picture of workplace health and argues the ‘system’ for protecting worker health is flawed, particularly in the world of construction.  “What gets measured gets managed" So said Peter...

Achieving zero harm on roads across Europe – challenges for the next five to ten years

Delivering Vision Zero will be challenging and resource intensive. The timeframe for delivery also requires focus on what matters most in reducing the number and severity of casualties says Jeremy Phillips, leader of CEDR’s Working Group on Road Safety The ambition to...

Embedding a decarbonisation culture into the highways sector

We need to see a cultural change towards approaches to carbon, says John Dixon, Jacobs’ Vice President and Highways Market Director, and we should take inspiration from the transformationl improvements in safety achieved within the sector over the last 20 years Over...

Supporting mental health with ‘One Million Lives’

Fiona O’Donnell, Jacob’s Head of Health, Safety and Environemnt (HSE) outlines her organisation’s efforts to break down the barriers that hinder honest conversations about mental health and encourage an open culture of support around the globe Fiona O'Donnell, Jacobs...

How vehicle sensor data is underpinning a revolution in road safety

Steve Birdsall, CEO of Gaist, provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services, explains the very real possibility of a revolution in road safety In the past decade, the role of data within the built environment has changed dramatically. An explosion in the...
Embedding a decarbonisation culture into the highways sector

Embedding a decarbonisation culture into the highways sector

We need to see a cultural change towards approaches to carbon, says John Dixon, Jacobs’ Vice President and Highways Market Director, and we should take inspiration from the transformationl improvements in safety achieved within the sector over the last 20 years Over...

Supporting mental health with ‘One Million Lives’

Supporting mental health with ‘One Million Lives’

Fiona O’Donnell, Jacob’s Head of Health, Safety and Environemnt (HSE) outlines her organisation’s efforts to break down the barriers that hinder honest conversations about mental health and encourage an open culture of support around the globe Fiona O'Donnell, Jacobs...

How vehicle sensor data is underpinning a revolution in road safety

How vehicle sensor data is underpinning a revolution in road safety

Steve Birdsall, CEO of Gaist, provider of roadscape insight and intelligence services, explains the very real possibility of a revolution in road safety In the past decade, the role of data within the built environment has changed dramatically. An explosion in the...

The hidden pandemic –  workplace health risks in highways

The hidden pandemic – workplace health risks in highways

Covid-19 has thrown the issue of workplace health into the spotlight. But in the highways sector, which has a heady cocktail of exposure hazards from manual handling to bitumen fumes, the control of workplace health risks has long been the Cinderella to accident...

UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030

UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030

The UK Connected and Automated MobilityRoadmap to 2030, launched this week by Zenzic, the government-backed organisation set up to accelerate the self-driving revolution, offers a neutral, independent, collaboratively built and jointly owned agreement on a vision of the future. It’s clear that having the right infrastructure at the right time is vital and, says Zenzic’s Head of Technology Mark Cracknell, the voice of the Highways community is a critical part of the early exploratory discussions

Why language matters in the self-driving revolution

Why language matters in the self-driving revolution

Is it “automated” or “autonomous” driving – or neither? Daniel Ruiz, chief executive of Zenzic (formerly Meridian Mobility) sets out how he’s trying not to say “CAVs” as he strives to make the revolution in mobility accessible to all.

Invest today to deliver the highway infrastructure of tomorrow

Invest today to deliver the highway infrastructure of tomorrow

The strategic road network is relied upon by the vast majority of the country’s population, and with a large national pipeline of highways works, we must invest in the skilled workforce and innovative solutions required to deliver this, says Phil Clifton, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Highways business.

Joining up the good work

Joining up the good work

James Haluch, Amey’s highways managing director sets out the thinking behind the company’s Vision 2030 as a coherent industry-wide approach that puts safety and diversity at the heart of technological advances

Listening to the road user

Listening to the road user

Anthony Smith, chief executive of Transport Focus, looks forward to the launch at Highways UK of the Strategic Roads User Survey (SRUS) – the independent road user watchdog’s most significant roads survey since becoming engaged with the sector in 2015.

Taking a Human Factors Approach to Intelligent Mobility

Understanding human issues is vital to realising the benefits of new intelligent mobility technologies and service models, says Dr Claire Williams, Technical Director for intelligent mobility at SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business

Do you want to challenge the highways sector to change?

CECA, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, is launching its Change Infrastructure: Highwaysprogramme as an integral element of Highways UK. It is looking for people from across the industry – customers, contractors, supply chain and stakeholders – to identify challenges to put to delegates at the event in November. CECA chief executive Alasdair Reisner explains

Are you really listening?

Being listened to and feeling that you are being heard is of huge importance to all of us. Why then should it be any different for our stakeholders when our organisations deliver a project?

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