Pedestrian and cyclist safety is of greater importance when it comes to temporary works on footpaths or shared user paths.
Imagine being a cyclist riding on a rainy, freezing cold night on a slippery cycle path and encountering a shared user path closure and not having a detour to get around the worksite safely? Not only it is extremely frustrating, but you are subjecting yourself to a risk that should not have happened in the first place.
It is vital that each road user is considered separately when designing temporary traffic schemes.
After hours treatment is another important aspect of a worksite that is often overlooked, especially when it comes to footpaths and shared user paths. Detailed planning must occur regarding how the work zones are treated during work hours and after hours – when no workers are occupying the area.
This is where Traffic Guidance Schemes and Traffic Control Plans come in handy, which detail specifically how and where signage and detours are provided during both working and after hours.
A Road Safety Audit is also recommended for worksites such that an opinion of an independent accredited person is sought to evaluate the safety risks associated with your worksite.
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