Safety at street works and road works

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



Code of practice 2013

‘Safety at Street Works and Road Works’, known informally as the ‘safety code’ or the ‘red book’, is a statutory code of practice. It was published on 1 October 2013 and it came into force on 1 October 2014. The safety code applies to all roads except motorways and any dual carriageway with a speed limit of 50 mile per hour or more. It covers works by or for utility companies (street works) and highway authorities (road works).

Latest version

The second impression (with amendments) published in June 2014 is fully up to date. Subsequent impressions (eg third impression September 2014) merely indicate a new print run. There have been no changes to the content of the second impression.

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