April 6, 2016

Road Workers Frequently Threatened by Motorists

Verbal abuse and in some cases, physical violence are increasingly being directed at road workers by angry motorists. 

Workers on the Wivenhoe cycle lane in Essex are among some of the latest staff to suffer verbal aggression, threats and actual violence.

The contractors say it is a 'daily occurance' for staff to be abused n this way - either becuase the works cause delays or because mototrists have to go out of their way on a diversion route.

Incidents are reported to the police but it is not acceptable for workers to have to endure such behaviour for doing their job.

Conflict management training

Assault avoidance and disengagement training