Temporary bollards used to reinforce careful driving and road safety
Access roads to and from site should be carefully controlled to ensure the safety of the workforce and community.
Safety provisions should be effectively implemented and communicated to the workforce.
Below is an example of how sites can reinforce careful driving and reinforce road safety;
- Temporary bollards were erected at the corners of the road to access the site;
- The route to the site was convoluted and at the corners temporary bollards were sunk into the road surface;
- Slow, careful driving was necessary to negotiate these bollards and they also prevented large vehicles ‘kerb jumping’ at the corners and causing damage to the kerbs and footways;
- The bollards were made from plastic pipes filled with concrete, so they were cheap and easily removed when final surfacing took place, (hazard tape improved their visibility);
- The bollards broke fairly readily if hit, causing minimal damage to vehicles.
Monitor Report, Taylor Wimpey, Somerset, March 2015