Driver Error Risk Reduction Project
After several near-hits on our worksites due to errors by the driving public, Stornoway formed the Driver Error Risk Reduction Program.
The Program developed tools, techniques and changes in traffic management plans over and above standard to mitigate the risks posed to roadworkers by road users.
There were a number of important outputs from the project that have positively impacted the safety of our workers.
New minimum standards for traffic management plans for high-flow, high speed areas.
Encouraging and empowering our people to stop and seek help if traffic is not complying.
Consulting Police, Department of State Growth, Road Safety Advisory Council, RACT and industry groups to develop a concerted approach to raising public awareness of roadworker safety.
Seeking out innovative traffic tools and equipment to increase driver awareness, including radar equipped Variable Message Boards, rumble strips, portable boom gates and Worksite Willi - a robotic worker equipped with radar technology to warn people to slow down.