Wates and Multiplex join forces for Exchanging Places

Wates and Multiplex join forces for Exchanging Places

Multiplex and Wates are both working on different projects at Royal Albert Dock and since we are currently construction neighbours we decided to join forces and run a joint Exchanging Places event for our site workers and especially our Traffic Marshalls. 

The morning consisted of demonstrating visibility from the MET lorry cab with someone cycling a bike on the  pedestrian side of the lorry to show how difficult it is to see the bike from certain positions, even with the enhanced mirrors the lorry has.

Some of the workers on both sites who live locally, cycle to work, so we brought in a bike maintance company to come along and check bikes to ensure they are road worthy and we gave out free Multiplex goody bags to all who attended with bike lights, hi-viz vests and water bottles.

Tom Gunney Project manager for Wates said;

‘We would also like to give our thanks to the Met and Multiplex for arranging this event. We got some great feedback from our traffic marshals most of whom had never sat in a cab before and were not aware of the lack of visibility there is! It was a real eye opener and definitely worth the visit.

Thanks also to the cycle safety check team who looked over the bikes of our regular cyclists and provided security tagging. All in all a very positive day’