Cycle Safety

It is the responsibility of every construction site to do what they can to ensure the safety of cyclists around construction activity.

There is currently a big issue surrounding cycle safety, with the need to continuously raise standards and reduce injuries and fatalities, resulting from accidents between cyclists and construction traffic.

Examples of how site managers have considered cyclists include:

  • Cyclists were taken by van through road works in sections where cycle paths had been closed;
  • Construction vehicles were fitted with wireless sensors which were triggered by motion activated tags on cyclists (Cycle Alert). These sensors alert drivers to the presence of a cyclist;
  • To assist operatives and visitors with travel and parking arrangements, all outgoing emails gave details and links to the site’s location, public transport routes and timetables, cycle routes and parking locations;
  • Joining FORS, who aim to improve fleet activity operating throughout the UK by raising awareness of the benefits of cycle safety technology;
  • Engaging in HGV/cycle awareness events that allow cyclists to sit inside HGVs to see the drivers view and blind spots.

For further information regarding cycle safety awareness and best practice, read ‘Spotlight on… cycle safety’ by clicking the link below.

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CCS Site Registration Examples of Good Practice Brochure, 2014

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