Safety should be priority on any job site, but if there is one area where lapses in protocol simply cannot be accepted it is road maintenance.
After all, with large vehicles moving past workers at high speeds, there simply is no room for error lest a nasty accident be allowed to occur.
In order to ensure you are kept safe while working out on the road it is important to make sure that you have the right equipment and tools on hand at all times.
If there is one tool that you should never be without when working on a roadside job site it is the trusty traffic cone, which can be used to divert traffic and keep workers safe.
Road signs are another essential tool which can be used to keep motorists at a safe distance and ensure everyone is aware of the situation at all times.
Hire companies will usually have a wide range of equipment available for temporary use, such as attenuators and traffic signs, so this should be your first call when organising a job.
Following correct road safety protocols is especially important during the autumn and winter months - when visibility may be hindered and the roads might be slippery - so if you are planning a construction, infrastructure or road development in 2013 make sure you have the right equipment on site at all times.