How to BeSafe while working on highways or city streets


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Workers in construction, utilities, or public works jobs on highways and city streets typically work in roles with a high risk of incident or injury. Work in this field is typically exposed to high-traffic volumes and speeds, and can be further impacted by low lighting, low visibility, and inclement weather.

What are you facing?

  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Distracted Drivers
  • Drunk Drivers
  • Sleepy Drivers
  • Speeding Drivers

Night-time risks

  • Poor visibility
  • Glare off headlights
  • Tired colleagues

What action can you take?

  • Understand the Traffic Flow Plan
  • Understand what controls are in place and work within them
  • Ensure you understand exclusion zones around the plant and adhere to them
  • Maintain strong communication between plant operators and non-plant operators
  • Remain visible at all times
  • Be work-fit – make sure you’re well rested and ready for your shift


Working on roads means you have to deal with the public who see 40km/hr reduced speed zones as a hindrance and a delay to getting to their destination. They may not necessarily realise the danger to the people working within them or see how slowing is beneficial.

Talk to your co-workers; look out for each other.

Educate your friends and family to make your workplace safer.

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