Call for action on road risk
Posted: February 12, 2013
Posted in: Bicycle Accidents Road Traffic Accidents Workplace Injuries
London Mayor Boris Johnson’s support for action on occupational road risk has been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.
Transport for London recently published findings of the first independent review into construction logistics and cyclist safety. The report was commissioned in the wake of a worrying number of collisions involving construction vehicles.
Of the 16 cyclist fatalities in London in 2011, nine involved heavy goods vehicles and seven of these were construction vehicles.
The Transport Research Laboratory looked specifically at how cycle safety is considered within the vehicles’ design and operation.
Analysis revealed that safety management on construction sites needs to be extended to all vehicle movements related to the construction project, whether these movements are on or off site.
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