|Road haulage safety at Tarmac’s sites in Scotland and Northern Ireland is much improved with better training and upgraded plant and vehicles.
There are several specific ways in which SHE issues are managed. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) inspects Tarmac units to assess their suitability for using articulated vehicles, whilst contracted hauliers receive an FTA inspection twice a year. There is also an incentive for drivers to maintain good standards with a trophy and £100 prize for the person with the ‘best presented truck’. Concrete plants have had automatic loading bins installed so loading shovels are no longer needed, and automatic tailgates have been fitted to tippers with the discharge door opened from the cab.