Roads

In order to maximize the use of equipment, plant and machinery used for the maintenance of Border roads , a 24 hour shift system should be considered.

Why the contribution is important

All plant and machinery would by used to maximum effect and work would be carried out when the roads are at their quietest and safest.

 

The potholes and elephant traps would be repaired quickly, roads would be resurfaced at quieter times with less disruption to the public at large.

 

Costs would be saved as plant and machinery would be utised more effectively.

 

Staff and Unions would , of course, need to negotiate on such short patterns.

by dickturpin on December 11, 2017 at 04:49PM

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Comments

  • Posted by grumpysouter January 01, 2018 at 09:53

    Why are so many roads employees allowed to take their vehicles home at night ?
    Surely it is the duty of employees to provide their own transport to and from their place of work and not to use council vehicles for personal use. Only staff on standby shifts should be allowed to take vehicles home.
    As a PS: The Inland Revenue state that any person using an employers vehicle to travel to and from home to their place of work is classed as income to that person and will be taxable.
  • Posted by Borders123 January 08, 2018 at 15:54

    I do not know what the non-salary costs of road maintenance are, but generally speaking employees are the biggest expense of most work and I doubt this is an exception. It is probably significantly more expensive to have teams working in this way.

    It may be more efficient but I highly doubt it would provide any savings. I would also suggest that safety of the employees themselves could be compromised by such a system.
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