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Improving Road Worker Safety on the M1

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posted on 2024-03-07, 22:20 authored by Ashim DebnathAshim Debnath, Ross Blackman, Kaniz Fatima, Melisa Finley
Improving Road Worker Safety on the M1

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1-53

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eng

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Full report available here: https://imoveaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/D4_Improving-Worker-Safety-on-the-M1_Final-Report.pdf Project page: https://imoveaustralia.com/project/project-outcomes/solutions-for-improved-road-worker-safety-nsw/

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Background The M1 is one of Australia’s busiest roads, running approximately 129 kilometres between Sydney and Newcastle. The road’s busyness and importance therefore sees a larger than normal presence of road workers in attendance, performing such tasks as maintenance, repairs, incident response, and road and roadside inspections. This research report sought to: -Identify current technologies and innovative work methods for reducing risk, and - Recommend technologies and practices targeting safety improvement for potential future trials Contribution This research report, produced in collaboration among Deakin University, iMOVE CRC, and Transport for New South Wales, undertook a comprehensive review of best practices to reduce the risk of working near traffic for workers on the M1. Significance This report provided new insights into understanding and managing risks of working near traffic in high-speed road environment, with a case study of the M1 between Sydney and Newcastle in NSW. It has provided a range of recommended solutions to address the risks for: -Reducing traffic exposure -Reducing incident exposure -Reducing incident severity -Improving driver compliance

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A6 Research report/technical paper

Publisher

iMOVE Australia

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