Highways UK 2020 Starts in

4/5 November 2020, NEC, Birmingham

A-one+ Safety Theatre

CIHT Theatre

A-one+ Safety Theatre

How a safe systems approach - based upon people, vehicles and engineering - underpins making roads safer to work and travel upon

7 November

Introduction to the A-one+ Safety Theatre programme

Clive Leadbetter, Managing Director, A-one+

Taking a safe systems approach to road safety 

Kate Carpenter, CIHT Road Safety Panel & Jacobs Road Safety Services

Making UK Roads the safest in the World for both road users and road workers... How do we get there?

Mike Wilson, Chief Engineer and Executive Director, Highways England

Kate Carpenter, CIHT Road Safety Panel & Jacobs Road Safety Services

Why we need a Highways Accident Investigation Branch

what lessons can be learnt from the rail industry and the Cullen Inquiry?

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

Chris Jackson, Partner, Burges Salmon

Behavioural Insights

A comparative assessment of how human behaviours have been used to improve safety in other sectors.

Claire Fryer, Director of Behavioural Management, Costain

Using behavioural insights and the latest behaviour change techniques to improve the safety of road users.

Deidre O'Reilly, Head of Social Research and Behaviour Change, Highways England

Tracey Budd, Team Leader Behavioural Change and Social Research, Highways England


8 November

On going investigations into road based suicide

In October 2017 whilst working for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, Katy completed a research report into road suicide. At the time, little was known about the problem and the number of individuals who take their lives on UK roads. One year on the sector is beginning to take ownership of this issue and the devastating impact of suicide on UK roads.

Katy Harrison, Technical Advisor for the Safer Roads People Team (Safety, Engineering and Standards) at Highways England & CIHT Panellist

If U Care Share workshop

This session explores the subject of mental health and suicide, which is presented through personal experience. Suicide is now the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, and in women the issue is on the rise in this country. Suicide rates among low-skilled male construction workers was 3.7 times above the national average. In this session IUCSF set out proven ways that help employers can spot the signs and provide support to someone that may be struggling.

Shirley & Matthew Smith, founders, If U Care Share

Using VR as a safety training and safety awareness tool

Highlighting an innovation project between TRL and Highways England that used virtual reality to prevent incidents involving commercial vehicles on the SRN. The session also covers lessons from the water sector in using VR for driver training and behaviour change

Jenny Shepherd, Technical Lead, Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention, TRL

Steve Havvas, Anglian Water

Best practice across the road network

Ideas and innovations in safety practice that are delivering demonstrable improvements for both road workers and road users. Following presentation of the ideas, our expert witness panel will explore how the initiatives contribute to the overall safety of the road network and how to accelerate the take up of good initiatives across the sector.

Eric Renfrew, Fleet Services Director, Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet

Andrea Green, Customer Experience Director, Costain

Matt Morphet, Chief Operating Officer, Chevron Traffic Management

Phil Beaumont, Operations, Delivery and Compliance Manager, Colas  

Expert witness panel:

(Chair) Iain Rillie,Health and Safety Technical Innovation Specialist, Highways England

Andy Jamieson, Strategic director, Carnell

Lee Rowbotham, Senior Stakeholder Manager, Transport Focus