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Safety & wellbeing for road workers. The Charlie Dunkley interview

Safety & wellbeing for road workers. The Charlie Dunkley interview

In the bustling world of road construction and maintenance, ensuring the safety and well-being of workers is paramount. Charlie Dunkley, Works Supervisor at East Ridings Yorkshire Council, has successfully introduced Safety Handles into circulation among road workers, and the results are nothing short of impressive. The positive feedback has been resounding, with everyone expressing satisfaction and a desire to see even more of these innovative tools in action. Currently, about 50 Safety Handles are in use across the council's depots, and the impact on the workforce has been significant.

According to Dunkley, these handles not only protect backs and wrists but also make the daily tasks of road workers considerably easier. The ergonomic design of the Safety Handles has been instrumental in minimizing strain during manual handling, providing a secure grip and promoting a safer working environment. The success story at East Ridings Yorkshire Council highlights the tangible benefits of incorporating Safety Handles into the daily operations of road workers. As the positive feedback continues to spread, there's a growing push for broader adoption within the council. Dunkley's advocacy for the use of Safety Handles underscores their importance in enhancing both worker safety and overall job efficiency. In a profession where physical strain is part of the job, Safety Handles are proving to be a game-changer.

Road workers using safety handle wheelbarrows

Charlie Dunkley's initiative at East Ridings Yorkshire Council serves as a testament to the positive impact of prioritizing ergonomic solutions. The call for more Safety Handles reflects a shared commitment to fostering a culture of safety and well-being among road workers, ensuring a more comfortable and secure working life for all. As the success story unfolds, it becomes evident that Safety Handles are not just tools; they are catalysts for a safer, more efficient, and healthier work environment. 

Thanks to Charlie for the interview at LCRIG's Strictly Highways in Blackpool. For more details contact or ring 0333 800 5000. 

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