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Roadside repair and recovery

Woman peforming roadside repair with warning triangle placement

People at work on the roadside either recovering or repairing motor vehicles, including tyre and windscreen replacement, are at risk from other road users. As many road traffic incidents (RTIs) are not reportable to the HSE, the exact number killed or injured is not recorded but there are several deaths from this work activity every year.

Protection of workers and members of the public from traffic risks on public roads is mostly a matter for road traffic law, which is enforced by the Police and other Agencies. However, existing health and safety legislation also requires employers and self-employed persons to protect workers and safeguard others put at risk by their work activities.

For example

Updated 2013-02-07