Safety at Street Works and Road Works A Code of Practice (3rd Impression)
Revised for 2014 this version of the October 2013 'Safety at Street Works and Road Works - A Code of Practice' came into force on 1 October 2014.
It sets out the statutory requirements for signing, lighting, and guarding at street works and road works. This is the core reference manual for utility companies, local authorities, street work contractors and others whose day-to-day business involves street works (works by statutory undertakers and other utility companies etc) and road works (works to maintain or repair road infrastructure).
This impression incorporates all updates developed in accordance with industry feedback, including the errata for the October 2013 publication and is bound along the top edge.
Users of the older 2013 version must read it in conjunction with the Department for Transport Safety at Street Works and Road Works - ERRATA
Note: Users of the 2001 edition will not be effective after 1 October 2014.
The code covers all of the UK and includes national variations
The code is now compulsory for highway/road authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
It applies to all single carriageway roads and dual carriageways with a speed limit of 40 mph or less
Fully rewritten to make it easier to use, the code is now divided into three parts: Basic Principles, Operations, and Equipment and Vehicles
Site layout diagrams have been redrawn to make them easier to understand
Increased emphasis on using risk assessment and guidance on what to consider in such assessments
Strengthened guidance on providing for pedestrians and cyclists
New guidance on traffic control measures related to road closures, one-way working and temporary road obstructions
Enhanced advice on other traffic control measures including works near tramways and railways, and mobile/short duration works
Updated advice on high visibility clothing and the signing and conspicuity requirements for work vehicles
Updated code effective from October 2014.
Publisher: - The Stationery Office (TSO) - more
Code: - ISBN: 9780115531453
Year: - 2013
Authors: - Department for Transport