Safety at street works and road works

Code of practice to ensure safe operations at road or street works.


Safety at street works and road works: a code of practice 2013

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Code of practice to help utility companies and highway authorities carry out signing, lighting and guarding of street works and road works. The code of practice applies on highways and roads, except all motorways and any dual carriageways with a speed limit of 50 mph or more.

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Published 21 July 2011
Last updated 1 October 2013 + show all updates
  1. Code of practice 2013 added.
  2. First published.