Road Construction

Road Construction

Safety in the Road Construction Industry

Road construction is a hazardous occupation and ranked as one of the most dangerous places to work. Whilst roads are safer and casualties are at their lowest level for over 40 years, incidents involving road workers have risen. Keeping workers safe is a challenging yet essential task.

The main cause of roadside worker injuries and fatalities is contact with construction vehicles and plant.

55% of incidents occur within the work zone itself and of these, the majority involve a moving vehicle, many of which have extensive driver blind spots. With an increase in road traffic, more construction work is now scheduled at night and in all weather and whilst this eases congestion on the roads, poor visibility makes highway construction work even more dangerous: 25% of accidents occur in the evening although less than 9% of the work force is on duty. Ear defenders cause further safety issues as workers cannot always hear approaching or reversing vehicles.

Safety in the Distribution Industry

Brigade’s safety solutions are suitable for most commercial vehicles and machines.
To help you select, we have created a series of guides featuring the safety products we recommend for the most common applications.

Problems Within the Road Construction Industry

  • Collisions due to rear, front and side blind spots.
  • Collisions due to poor visibility (darkness, fog, etc.).
  • Site workers being struck by vehicles and mobile machines.
  • Ear defenders reducing site workers’ ability to clearly hear approaching vehicles.
  • Beeping reversing alarms being ignored or switched off.

How Brigade Can Help

  • All-round visibility for safer, faster operation
  • Fewer noise complaints
  • Reduced accidents and fatalities
  • Reduced insurance premiums
  • False claim prevention
  • Reduced vehicle downtime
  • Peace of mind for management and workers
  • Strengthened reputation in the community

Safety Solutions for Road Construction

  • Backeye®360 is an intelligent four-camera system designed to eliminate vehicle blind spots and assist low-speed manoeuvrability by providing the driver with a complete 360° view of their machine in a single image.
  • Camera Monitor Systems can help eliminate vehicle blind spots to prevent collisions. Cameras are available to cover the rear, side and front blind spots as well as internal views and to monitor vehicle-specific functions. Multiple camera images can be viewed on a single in-cab monitor.
  • Warning Alarms are vital audible devices to warn pedestrians and workers that a vehicle is manoeuvring. bbs-tek® alarms are the safest and yet quietest on the market due to their instantly locatable and directional sound. Options include smart alarms, which adjust to the ambient noise level and speaking alarms. bbs-tek® warning alarms are patented to Brigade.
  • Ultrasonic Obstacle Detection 2,3 or 4 sensor systems which inform the driver of distance between the vehicle and any obstacles, whether moving or stationary. Increases safety when low-speed manoeuvring, reversing or in the near-side and front blind spots where pedestrians and cyclists can otherwise go undetected.
  • Mobile Digital Recording By simultaneously recording footage from up to eight vehicle-mounted cameras, a digital recorder can provide irrefutable evidence in the case of an incident. The lockable hard drive can store up to 1164 hours of data which can be easily accessed via a PC or uploaded via the 3G network or dedicated WiFi.