Case 381 – Weighbridge not for public use due to health and safety

Issue

Public unable to use Weighbridge at the A23 Handcross under new health and safety regulations.

Panel opinion

This matter relates to road design and traffic legislation rather than health and safety at work but, on the basis of the information to hand, the panel agree with the relevant authorities that it is a sensible change to have made in the light of the changes to road layout. Vehicles exiting the site would now have to merge into fast moving traffic on the main highway.

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/myth/myth-busting/2015/case381-public-unable-to-use-a23-handcross-weighbridge.htm