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Health and safety for major road schemes: 'Raising the bar' initiative

Highways England health and safety initiative to identify best practice, raise standards and improve supply chain engagement within major projects.

Through the ‘Rais­ing the bar’ ini­tia­tive, Highways England working in collaboration with its supply chain aim to iden­tify cur­rent health and safety best prac­tice and then define that as the min­i­mum require­ment to be implemented on all major projects.

'Raising the bar' health and safety instructions

Information, guidance and expec­ta­tions for implementing the ‘Raise the bar’ health and safety initiative for major projects within Highways England.

'Raising the bar' health and safety guidance documents

‘Raising the bar’ provides guidance on the cur­rent best prac­tice and min­i­mum require­ments for health and safety on major projects within Highways England. Highways England and its supply chain partners are required to review their procedures against these documents then consider and implement standards on site within six months of the document version date.

Where applicable, each major scheme should comply with the ‘minimum requirements’ of the standards.

The standards also set out ‘desirable’ elements, for consideration and implementation if deemed appropriate.

Not every document specifies minimum and desirable requirements, but these must also be considered and applied where practicable.

  1. Health and safety for major road schemes: Safety Helmet Colours

    • Guidance
  2. Health and safety for major road schemes: managing temporary traffic management incursions

    • Guidance
  3. Health and safety for major projects: plant and equipment

    • Guidance
  4. Health and safety for major road schemes: traffic management entry and exit

    • Guidance
  5. Health and safety for major road schemes: proximity sensors

    • Guidance
  6. Health and safety for major road schemes: temporary safety barrier installation

    • Guidance
  7. Health and safety for major road schemes: behavioural based safety

    • Guidance
  8. Health and safety for major road schemes: temporary sleeping accommodation

    • Guidance
  9. Health and safety for major road schemes: Overhead structure protection

    • Guidance
  10. Health and safety for major road schemes: manual handling

    • Guidance
  11. Health and safety for major road schemes: service avoidance

    • Guidance
  12. Health and safety for major road schemes: communication of risk

    • Guidance
  13. Health and safety for major road schemes: Influencing driver behaviour at road works

    • Guidance
  14. Occupational health standards for Highways England delivery partners

    • Guidance
  15. Health and safety for major road schemes: excavations protection

    • Guidance
  16. Health and safety for major road schemes: slips, trips and falls

    • Guidance
  17. Health and safety for major road schemes: task lighting

    • Guidance
  18. Health and safety for major road schemes: working at height

    • Guidance
  19. Health and safety for major road schemes: plant and vehicle marshalls

    • Guidance
  20. Health and safety for major road schemes: control of dust

    • Guidance
  21. Noise standards for Highways England delivery partners

    • Guidance
  22. Health and safety for major road schemes: transport and logistics management

    • Guidance
  23. Health and safety for major road schemes: Lean health & safety

    • Guidance
  24. Health and safety for major road schemes: site inductions

    • Guidance
  25. Health and safety for major road schemes: hand arm vibration

    • Guidance
  26. Health and safety for major road schemes: loading and unloading vehicles

    • Guidance
  27. Health and safety for major road schemes: whole life design for safety

    • Guidance

Raising the Bar 29 - Supervision

Raising the Bar 33 - Occupational Cancer

  1. Raising the Bar 33: Occupational Cancer

    • Guidance
Published 1 September 2014
Last updated 21 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. 'Saftey helmet colours' document added
  2. Documents updated
  3. First published.