As well as providing road safety and traffic management consultancy services to clients across the UK and overseas, TMS also regularly applies those same risk assessment and problem solving principles in many other scenarios, including carrying out workplace transport risk assessments on a wide variety of sites, such as hospital estates, transportation hubs, supermarket car parks and loading areas, and local authority depots.
For example, in October 2015 Mark Steventon and Pete Smith were invited to carry out a site safety assessment at the STADCO production plant in Hortonwood, Telford, a 18 acre site used by STADCO since 2011 for manufacturing automotive pressed body panels for worldwide distribution. STADCO employs approximately 450 people on the site and has a robust and well-established health and safety policy. As part of its ongoing risk assessment process, they identified the need for a thorough examination of the vehicular and pedestrian traffic routes around the site and through the production and assembly plants.
Mark and Pete spent a day surveying the traffic routes and production areas of the site and identified a number of hazards associated with potentially conflicting movements of people and vehicles, including fork-lift trucks and heavy goods vehicles. The risk of accidents was evaluated using standard risk assessment principles and a detailed report, with recommendations for eliminating or mitigating the risks, was presented to the STADCO Health and Safety Managers.
Just another example of how accident prevention principles can be applied in many other environments, as well as on roads.