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Ouse Bridge Safety Mock Up

Background We’re currently underway with a major bearing replacement scheme on Ouse Bridge which carries the M62 over  River Ouse at Goole. The original structure was built over three years starting in January 1973, spans 1.6km, carries a maximum height at mid-span of 30m and is the final part of the M62 opened in 1976. […]

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Innovative Noise and Restraint Barrier

Background M1 Junction 39 is in the middle of a densely populated area with housing adjacent to the carriageway and slip roads. There have been complaints from residents over many years in relation to the noise, but funding has not been available for noise fencing until now. Scheme background and modelling The location was declared […]

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WISHES

Background One of our five key values is ‘Always putting safety first’ We wanted  to explain and manage our safety commitments and priorities in way that was easy to recognise and understand. We also saw that what safety means now is more all encompassing. We wanted to make sure that we were inclusive of every […]

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Safe Green Estate Maintenance

Background Maintaining road side verges and soft estates presents a number of challenges. Protecting the safety of our road workers is a key priority and this usually means putting static road closures in place to enable a number of operatives to carry out maintenance by hand safely. Solution A-one+ has become the first tier 1 […]

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Alternative Gantry Lighting Technology

Background During a project to replace overhead sign gantry lighting we decided to look at alternative lighting solutions. Solution As part of the project we started to look at the possibility of lengthening the life span of current lighting arrangements while meeting stringent specifications for motorway gantry signage. Working with manufacturer Urbis/Schreder we identified a […]

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Managing Customer Contact

Background Our traffic management operatives are at the forefront of network activity and often they are the first contact road-users and residents have with our organisation. However, these operatives are not only at risk from passing traffic and traffic management incursions. Members of the public can also pose a significant risk to our operatives enforcing […]

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IPV No Strikes Driver Education Programme

Background Between June 2009 and December 2013 A-one+ experienced eight road user strikes on our Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV) while our operatives were working in the live carriageway. Solution The IPV is used on the majority of our work. The rear mounted crash cushion is designed to gradually absorb impact energy and protect our operatives […]

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Better Health at Work

Background In 2011 A-one+ signed up to the Better Health at Work Award in 2011 as part of the company commitment to improve health and wellbeing of staff and supply chain. Solution The Better Health at Work Award supports and recognises organisations who want to create a healthy workplace. The benefits of healthier workplace and […]

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Cultural Behavioural Safety

Background 90% of accidents are caused by human behaviour (2006 HSE) A-one+ is using behavioural science and psychology to drive safety improvements. Solution Cultural Behavioural Safety (CBS), brings together blue collar, white collar, client and supply chain using behavioural science and psychology, raising awareness of the consequences faced by individuals in making choices of either […]

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Barrier Master

Background The most common type of Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) seen on UK Highways are steel beams mounted on steel posts which are driven into the ground or set in concrete foundations These barriers are frequently damaged requiring repair or removal. Post removal is a very high risk activity and each year we carry out […]

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Remote Controlled Site Access Gates

Background Traditional traffic management layouts at road closures use manually operated plastic barriers. The operative responsible for enforcement manually opens the gate to allow site access to works vehicles. Historically we have experienced a number of near misses where members of the public attempt to enter a road closure, putting the lives of our road […]

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4G Camera Traffic Control

Background A-one+ is responsible for maintenance on some of the busiest sections of trunk roads in England. Our Enhanced Network Control Centre (ENCC) aims to tackle delays and provide a better service for the travelling public when clearing congestion on the network and communicating delays. Solution Following a successful trial using cameras to monitor traffic flow […]

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