A task force has been set up to highlight the worrying levels of abuse road workers suffer when undertaking their employment duties.
Led by Kari Sprostanova, Health and Safety Director of Balfour Beatty UKCS and Rachel Heaps Business Management Systems Manager at Tarmac, the task force is working to highlight the increase of road worker abuse, which is affecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of workers on an alarmingly regular basis.
‘Stamp it Out’ aims to support free to access training on conflict resolution and to provide a free to access app for the workforce to be able to report instances of abuse in real-time.
Ms Sprostanova said: 'Everyone has the right to feel safe at work. Nobody should ever be threatened, intimidated or assaulted because of the job they do. And yet this is a scenario faced by thousands of people who work on this country’s road networks every single day.”
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