|High visibility safety zones
A number of Tarmac’s on-site technicians were involved in near hits whilst they were testing material laid by the surfacing gangs either at night or during a period of poor visibility. Tarmac recognised that the technicians needed better protection and to be made more visible to plant and vehicle drivers. High visibility flares are now used by the technical team during these periods of poor visibility to indicate the diversionary path away from the area being tested and to create a safe working area. The flares can also be attached magnetically to the test equipment.
The LED flares being used are rechargeable and about the size of a hockey puck, they omit ultra bright light through 360o. The system has been passed on to all regions within Tarmac National Contracting as best practice.
• The working zone is clearly identified to site traffic
• The visibility of testing equipment has been much improved
• The risk to the technicians working on-site has been reduced