BSA's latest Code of Practice includes measures to protect cyclists.

BSA updates safety regulations

Published:  13 December, 2013

The Batched on Site Association (BSA), trade association for the mobile batching plant industry, has released an updated edition of its Code of Practice Manual.

The update follows the Association’s annual general meeting earlier this month, where the committee and its wider membership passed a motion to amend the current documentation. The new edition has been specifically designed to increase the safety standards within the industry.

The key change is the mandatory introduction of under-run bars to all mobile batching plant vehicles, in line with current legislation for heavy goods vehicles, in order to protect cyclists and other road users in the case of an accident.

Chris Smith, BSA chairman and managing director of Mixamate, said: “On behalf of the entire Batched on Site Association, I am pleased to release the new and updated BSA Code of Practice. Since 2007, we have sought to regulate and represent the activities of the owners and operators of mobile batching plants. The new update to the Code of Practice has been specifically designed to bring the sector’s safety guidance up to date in light of the increasing number of cyclists on our roads, who need to be protected.”

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