|Transient welfare facilities
|It is usual for the surfacing teams to work at transient sites where there are no fixed facilities for them to use. This means that employees at short-term motorway works, short-term town works and remote roadworks are usually eating cold food and drinks and washing facilities are often restricted to a cold
To comply with regulations and improve welfare arrangements for employees, a policy decision was made to upgrade to new vehicles. Seventy new vehicles were provided improving the quality of facilities offered. These included:
- Hot water washing facilities;
- Ready access to soap;
- Hot drinking water facilities; and
- Microwaves for heating food.
These improvements have helped provide better welfare facilities and a higher quality of working life for the employees.