Safety & Compliance

Safety at Street Works Code of Practice 101

Safety at Street Works Code of Practice 101

Not sure what the Safety Street Works Code of Practice is, or just need a refresh? This guide explains what the Safety at Str...

Dangers of using sandbags to secure barriers and fencing

Dangers of using sandbags to secure barriers and fencing

Why are sandbags used to secure barriers and fencing? Sandbags are commonly used as a form of defence against flooding and t...

5 road works safety challenges and how to solve them

5 road works safety challenges and how to solve them

Safety is paramount when working on highways and street works. Ensuring operatives and the public are safe and that road user...

4 ways autumn weather can affect site safety

4 ways autumn weather can affect site safety

How can autumn weather affect site safety? When it comes to site safety, each season can bring its own hazards. From prolong...

Lane Rental scheme: changes and how we can help

Lane Rental scheme: changes and how we can help

The TfL Lane Rental scheme, initially introduced in 2012, applies to the most traffic-sensitive areas and times of day in the...

Guide to Chapter 8 & Red Book compliant products

Guide to Chapter 8 & Red Book compliant products

Understanding Chapter 8 & the Red Book is essential before starting street works. That’s why Oxford Plastics have p...

Composite trench covers vs traditional steel products

Composite trench covers vs traditional steel products

Using either steel or composite trench covers to cover bores, trenches or apertures is an effective way of maintaining access...

How Oxford Plastics can Ensure Social Distancing on Campus

How Oxford Plastics can Ensure Social Distancing on Campus

All places of education are due to reopen in September and we’re sure at the front of every headteacher, chancellor and...

Why Select Oxford Plastics for your High Street Requirements?

Why Select Oxford Plastics for your High Street Requirements?

Selecting a supplier for anything can be a challenging process, more so during the COVID-19 pandemic when councils and local...

Construction site hazards

Construction site hazards

How to stay safe on a construction site The construction industry provides a workplace environment that presents high risks...

The benefits of premium construction materials

The benefits of premium construction materials

With many factors contributing to the success or failure of a construction project, including weather, workforce, client dema...

Introducing The Integrated Street Works Safety System

Introducing The Integrated Street Works Safety System

Robust plastic fencing & site monitoring system are 2 of the solutions in the new TfL lead Open Innovation programme: Lon...