Building materials group CEMEX has been recognised for its Cycling Safety Initiative to reduce accidents involving lorries and cyclists in the Construction Products Association’s 2009 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement.
CEMEX research found that there is a particular danger at road junctions where cyclists are on the nearside of large vehicles turning left. As a result, the company introduced the following features on its trucks, to improve driver visibility and safety for cyclists:
The Cycling Safety Initiative’s achievement in the category of Health, Safety & Security, is one of only 24 products and initiatives nationwide, to be chosen for this year’s publication, which annually showcases the most innovative products and processes created by the construction products industry during the last twelve months or so.
The 24 entries in CPIA are under four key headings; Energy and Carbon Saving; Health, Safety and Security; Improvements in Site Safety; and Resource Efficiency.