Health Safety & WellbeingThe Health Safety & Wellbeing Advisory Group aim to be a voice of the industry to influence clients' Health, Safety and Welfare standards and policies. Their work focuses on developing, encouraging and promoting appropriate sharing of good Health, Safety and Welbeing practice and innovation.
The HTMA annual Safety Forum will be held on Thursday 14 November, at the NEC Birmingham. The event is organised for the benefit of the safety practitioners within the member companies and their client colleagues.
Fatigue Risk Management Guidance
The Health Safety & Wellbeing Advisory Group has produce a guidance document which provides information on ways all duty holders can work together to manage fatigue within the Temporary Traffic Management industry.
The purpose of this guidance is to help improve the management of fatigue within Temporary Traffic management. The guidance can be used by all CDM duty holders from Client to Worker. This document represents best practice within the HTMA and TMCA.
A second guidance document for managing fatigue risks within winter service and cyclical maintenance has been produced by HTMA.
HTMA TMCA TTM Fatigue Risk Management Guidance
HTMA Fatigue Risk Management Guidance - Winter & Cyclical Maintenance
Fatigue Risk Management Guidance Appendices
HTMA Managing Fatigue presentation
Fatigue Management Plan template
Fatigue Management Tool Box Talk
Fatigue Busting - Sleep Poster
Fatigue Busting - Nutrition poster
Recognising Common Signs of Fatigue poster
Fatigue as an Occupational Health Hazard
Common Myths about Sleep
Fatigue Management - Facts about Sleep
NHC Essential Guide to Hydration
NHC Hydration in the Workplace fact sheet
Past projects include: Temporary Vehicle Restraint Systems, Safer Alternatives to Stop-Go, Occupational Health, Welfare on Transient Construction Sites, Service Avoidance, People-Plant Interface, Smart Motorways Designed for Maintenance, Pedestrian Management, IPV and Traffic Management, Centre Line Working, Road Closures and Impact, Road Worker Abuse.
Temporary Vehicle Restraint Systems
This guidance is to help ensure temporary traffic management practitioners adopt a uniform approach to the selection and use of TVRS in road works situations, in order to reduce risks of errant vehicles entering works zones and endangering road workers. It suggests the process to follow which will allow appropriate TVRS to be selected and installed.
Temporary Vehicle Restraint Systems in road works
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Safer Alternatives to Stop-Go Traffic Control
The guidance addresses four distinct areas, these are:
- Risks associated with manually rotated Stop/Go signs
- Current guidance on the use of manually rotated Stop/Go signs
- Current alternatives to the use of manually rotated Stop/Go signs
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Raising the profile of the health risks present in highway maintenance work, so they can be identified early and managed to protect the workforce.
CBA Colour Coding Scheme for Chemical Containers
Dust - a combined Asset Safety & Occupational Health Hazard
Hazards & Risks : Respirable Crystalline Silica
LOTO : Lock-out Tag-out
Risk Matrix - Health Hazards
To view a short video which highlights the issue of living with depression and how to help manage it, click here.
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Service Avoidance Good Practice Guide
The purpose of this guidance document is to provide information to HTMA members and associates about good digging practices within our industry. It also gives interpretation of existing guidance which is applicable.
This guidance is provided for all excavation works within the carriageway and footpath. It covers good digging techniques, from the initial planning stage through to the actual excavation works on site.
Service Avoidance Good Practice Guidance
Wefare Facilities on Transient Sites
This document is aimed at giving guidance to HTMA member companies regarding the level of welfare they provide for their employees as well as supply chain partners who carry out work on their networks.
The guidance is aimed at transient construction sites. Taking into account the duration and nature of the work being carried out.
The guidance will allow each member company to undertake a welfare assessment of their transient works and produce a comprehensive document to support their management decisions. An assessment form accompanies the document.
Welfare Facilities on Transient Sites
Welfare Facilities on Transient Sites Assessment Form
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Demand has been identified within the industry for a visual guidance document to provide a consistent approach for contractors to refer to when planning what type of pedestrian management to set out for work activities in different traffic/pedestrian flow scenarios. Included in the guidance are pictorial examples as well as points to consider for both low and high speed roads.
This guidance will not be applicable to relatively fast moving mobile works such as:
- footway and carriageway surface dressing
- slurry-micro surfacings
- spray applied asphalt preservation systems
- installing crack & joint repair systems
- road re-texturing and spray injection patching
Pedestrian Management Guidance
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Plant Vehicle People Interface Management within a highways maintenance environment.
View a toolbox DVD here
and download the accompanying script suggestions.
Plant Vehicle People Interface Management script for DVD
Road Worker Abuse
Road Worker Abuse Project - Instructions
Road Worker Abuse definitions
Road Worker Abuse tool box talk
Road Worker Abuse Poster
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TTM Vehicle Selection and Operation
This guidance provides information on Temporary Traffic Management Vehicle (TTMV) selection during works undertaken or controlled by Highways Term Maintenance Association Members on High Speed Dual Carriageways and Motorways.
Design for Maintenance
This guidance provides information on designing for maintenance in a high speed dual carriageway environment principally focussed on the Highways Agency (HA) Smart Motorway working environment, however, many of the principals are applicable to other motorway and local authority road networks.
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Extended All Stop TTM
This guidance provides information on extended ‘all stop’ TTM selection during works undertaken or controlled by Highways Term Maintenance Association Members.
Works on or Near to the Centre of the Carriageway
The scope of the guidance sets out the responsibilities of the various duty holders and takes into account the design of the works as well as the nature of the works and the impact the works may have on the travelling public.
The types of roads where this guidance is applicable are:
1. Single lane carriageway
2. Dual carriageway