Department for Transport

Safety at Street Works and Road Works

A Code of Practice

Department for Transport
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Price: £10.99

This latest edition of 'Safety at Street Works and Road Works' published in October 2013 came into force on 1 October 2014. It covers all of the UK and includes national variations and is an essential publication for anyone who is setting up signs, lighting or guarding on the road or highway.

Also known affectionately as 'The Red Book', this publication ensures compliance with current legislation and safety procedures. This is the core reference manual for utility companies, local authorities, street work contractors and others who are responsible for street works (works by statutory undertakers and other utility companies etc) and road works (works to maintain or repair road infrastructure).

Essential for those in charge of Traffic Management Orders (TMO) or Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO), and those undertaking training courses.

Key features

  • Compulsory for highway/road authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Applies to all single carriageway roads and dual carriageways with a speed limit of 40 mph or less

  • Directed at operatives, supervisors, managers, planners and designers who are responsible for ensuring all street and road works are safe for both operatives and the public

  • Rewritten to make it easier to use, the code is divided into three parts: Basic Principles, Operations, and Equipment and Vehicles

  • Increased emphasis on using risk assessment and guidance on managing risks on site

  • Enhanced advice on traffic control measures, including works near tramways and railways, and mobile/short duration works

  • Updated advice on high visibility clothing and the signing and conspicuity requirements for work vehicles

  • New guidance on traffic control measures related to road closures, one-way working and temporary road obstructions

  • Site layout diagrams have been redrawn to make them easier to understand

  • Strengthened guidance on safety provisions for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Extent 104 pages ISBN 9780115531453
Size A5 Price £10.99
Format Wiro bound Published 01 Oct 2013
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