Safety Health & Environment (SHE)

Competence and safety on road projects are essential. Working on the road network can be hazardous and the RSTA encourages good working practice that reduces the risk to workers and drivers.

Through its training programme and management of the National Highway Sector Scheme 13, RSTA promotes heath and safety awareness and proficiency and fully supports initiatives such as the Highway Englands Respect Road Workers campaign.

RSTA training courses cover health & safety on site for; Surface Dressing, Slurry-Micro Surfacing and High Friction Surfacing operations.

Please click here to access all scheduled Training Courses.

RSTA Safety, Health & Environment Mission Statement

“Setting standards for reporting industry trends and using members information to develop guidance for members to use for continuous improvement”.

Please use the Safety Alert Template to report incidents and near misses to RSTA

Safety Alert Template RSTA 1 page

New Government Legislation

Hard Hats:                 new-regulations-for-hard-hats-comes-into-force-in-january-2017

Drug Driving:    

Tachograph Rules:

Highways England

Highways England have established a highway safety hub containing campaigns, alerts, initiatives, H&S toolkits.

SHE Safety Alerts

Bitumen Emulsion – Safe Working Procedures

How to avoid slip trip and fall accidents

Safe Use of Mobile Phones

Safety in Vehicle Cabs

Health & Safety Alert – Tipper Overturn

Eurobitume – Bitumen Burns – March 2014

Eurobitume – Bitumen Burns – July 2014

01-2015 Hydraulic Injection Injury

02-2015 Crane Incident

03-2015 Sweeper Incident

04-2015 Low Loader Significant Near Miss

05-2015 Articulated Lorry Overturn Whilst Delivering Sand

06-2015 Serious Mixer Injury

07-2015 Music Headphones

08-2015 Lone Working

09-2015 Traffic Management

10-2015 Use of Stihl Saws and Dust Suppression

11-2015 Driver Jailed over Death after Texting at the Wheel

12-2015 Fatal Incident – Contract Haulier

13-2015 High Level of Injury Threat from Loading Shovel Turnover

14-2015 Articulated Truck Tip-over

15-2015 Third Party Lorry Driver Falls from Vehicle

16-2015 350 Planer Overturned – Potential to Cause Serious Injury

17-2015 Traffic Management Incident

18-2015 Back Strain

19-2015 Outdoor Safety & Health Supplementry Information

20-2015 Operative Injured by Reversing Dumper

21-2015 Fire in a Skip

22-2015 Overhead Electric Cables and Tipper Lorry

23-2015 Taking Materials from the Back of a Moving Vehicle

24-2015 Bitumen Emulsion Incident.

25-2015 Fatal Injury Involving Vacuum Excavator

26-2015 Transporting Mixers

27-2015 Carriageway Incursion

28-2015 Bitumen Emulsion Spill

2016-01 Articulated Tipper Flipped


2017-01 Safety Alert Emulsion Spill

2018 – 01 Overturned Hotbox

2018 – 02 Hornet Insect

2018 – 03 Crush Injury to Mechanics Hand Whilst Repairing a Hopper – Lost Time Injury

2018 – 04 Serious Event – Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

2018 – 05 HGV Vehicle heading towards site with intent to enter the road closure

2018 – 06 Razor Blades Attached to Traffic Management Signs

2018 – 07 Fuel Pipes to Boilers & Lances

2018 – 08 Broken Toe

2018 – 09 High Potential Incident

2018 – 10 Temporary Works – Excavation Collapse

2018 – 11 Delivery Driver Fell Whilst Exiting Vehicle

2018 – 12 Rollaway Vehicles

2018 – 13 Incident M6 J26 07.06.18 

2018 – 14 Giant Hogweed

2018 – 15 Motorists Reminded to Respect Road Closure

2019 – 01 Phoenix Chipping Spreader MK10 Seat Safety Pressure Switch

2020-01 Hopper Entry Near Miss

2020-02 Lorry Mounted Crane Failure

2020-03 Telhandler

2020-05 High Voltage Power Lines

2020-06-Lorry Fire

2020-07-Operative Broken Ankle

Working Well Together Campaign

Every year thousands of construction workers in the UK are killed, injured or have their health damaged.

The working well together campaign aims to stop the suffering. The website contain a plethora of useful health and safety Information:

Guidance on:

Safe Deliveries of Aggregates at Storage Locations – Safe Deliveries at Aggregate Stocking Areas – AI Presentation to RSTA Feb 2014

New Guidance on Manual Handling Regulations –

How to Break Ground – HSG47