Jacobs wins Irish road safety contract

Jacobs Engineering Group has won a new four-year contract from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to provide technical consultancy services in road safety across the country’s national network.

Jacobs will be carrying out health and safety inspections on major roadworks and traffic management sites for TII, which was formerly called the National Roads Authority.

Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs’ core services include monitoring compliance with legislation; checking for adherence to guidelines; reporting on recurring issues; and developing advice notes on such issues. Jacobs is also providing corporate support for occupational health and safety.

Jacobs has worked closely with TII for several years, providing a variety of health and safety advisory services.

In making the announcement, Jacobs buildings and infrastructure senior vice president Bob Duff stated, “We have provided health and safety services to Transport Infrastructure Ireland since 2008 and are delighted to further develop our relationship and share our safety culture under this contract. We look forward to continuing to closely support one of our key clients as they seek to improve the standard of safety within the road construction sector in Ireland.”

TII operates, maintains and improves the national primary and secondary road network of more than 6,000km. TII’s primary function is to provide an integrated approach to the future development and operation of the national roads network.