Make road working safer #RecordReportReduce
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Reflow's #RecordReportReduce campaign began as we saw how much our app was being used to report near misses for road workers. After hearing some shocking stories of incidents where people working on the UK highways network were being abused or put at risk by dangerous driving, we began raising awareness of the importance of recording an incident as soon as it happens to ensure something can be done about it.
Re-flow software lets people working in the field take immediate action if they encounter any dangerous incidents or hazardous working environments.
In three easy steps, Re-flow can make a huge improvement to site safety:
- Record what happened while the details are fresh and action can be taken
- Report it to the right person in your company, so they can follow it up or make changes to keep you safer
- Reduce the chance of being in danger or in line for abuse if people can help.
Share your story
If you work in the highways sector and have been affected by an incident where a motorist or pedestrian has behaved in an intimidating, abusive or careless way that has made you feel unsafe, mistreated or annoyed, please tell us about it here. Every submission is anonymous.
Recently submitted stories:
“I was installing new yellow lines in Swindon. As I was applying the markings, a member of the public came out of his house with a shotgun. He held the shotgun pointed at my face and stated, “you are not putting those yellow lines there”. I returned conversation saying, “you are absolutely correct” and I stopped immediately. I left the site quickly and reported it to my line management. No further action was taken against the individual.” 31st January
“All too often I see Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) placed which does not conform to Chapter 8, due to poor planning by the contractor. Additionally the workforce "take a chance" to carry out work without TTM being in place to protect them. The public looks upon TTM as a hindrance to their travel, rather than a safety measure to protect them and the workforce behind it.” 29th January
“Being a Highway Supervisor I was always aimed to get value for money from the contractor in terms of quality of material and workmanship. There were occasions I rejected the material arrived onsite or condemned shoddy work carried out by unskilled operatives. The actual threat I faced was from the workers on the construction site, during off peak hours" 29th January
“I was once working outside of the Rotherhithe Tunnel, when someone threw a glass bottle at me from a tower block. The glass shattered on the ground below, barely missing me. I believe if it had hit me in the head I would have been killed.” 28th January
Check out our recent highways industry content
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Highways Stakeholder Study 2019
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