Keeping a high level of safety around a work site is a concern for anyone in charge of a project involving unique hazards.
For those in the construction and road maintenance sector, ensuring that both workers and the public remain safe from possible risk is not only a moral consideration but is also backed by sturdy government legislation.
Each Australian state has its own rules and regulations regarding road safety during maintenance or construction by public or private organisations, however there are certain elements that groups undertaking work on roads can rely on to be required.
Heightening public awareness of the works being carried out and informing of any route changes will certainly be necessary, as will providing protection for those working next to moving or stationary traffic - and this is where attenuators can help.
Kennards' Traffic Division has a fleet of attenuators available for hire, which exceed the new Main Roads and RMS specifications. Kennards' attenuators are fitted with numerous safety features including crash barriers and specially-designed frames which can absorb the impact of a vehicle and cause it to come to a complete stop.
The protection that attenuators can afford maintenance workers and traffic near bridge work, line marking, surveying, stationery work zones and other road-related maintenance could play an important part in the effective and timely completion of the job being carried out.