This is part of a European-wide CEMEX road safety campaign to highlight this issue and reduce road related risk for vulnerable road users – see example photo.
We are sure we will see similar objects in the UK. Some of you may recall a CEMEX UK fatality in April 2012 whereby a cyclist was crushed under a CEMEX truck and one of the contributing factors was a hard hat on the dashboard which momentarily obscured her from the drivers view.
The purpose of the campaign is for us to have a look at HGV trucks visiting our sites to check for objects obscuring the windscreen, and have a thought-provoking conversation with HGV truck drivers on the importance of having a clear dashboard and unobstructed windscreen.
Please discuss the added risks of creating these additional blind spots. To support the campaign, we have produced posters for you to display and some air freshener “giveaways” which have been posted out to key groups and sites.
If you hand over one of the air freshener giveaways please ask for it to be put in a safe place and not in the windscreen area, there are plenty of suitable places. Many thanks for your support.
Every risk we reduce is a potential life or serious injury saved.