Road Safety Audit

                                                                                                                  

Endorsed by CIHT for CPD                                                                                                                                                   Approved by IHE

Road Safety Audit (RSA) is the independent safety check of highway and traffic schemes and in the UK RSA is mandatory for trunk road and motorways schemes and commended for all other roads. Unlike highway engineering, traffic engineering and transport planning where there are standards and guidelines for carrying out the design and works, the RSA standard requires evidence of the training and competence of the person themselves.   Your training must be kept up-to-date and you should be able to provide evidence of this.  Without demonstrable relevant training, experience and knowledge you are not permitted to undertake Road Safety Audits.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.

Overview:

Road Safety Audit (RSA) is the independent safety check of highway and traffic schemes. 1782 people were killed on UK roads in 2018. Globally, someone is killed in a road traffic collision every 25 seconds.  Research shows that RSA can reduce the number and severity of injury collisions occurring on road schemes, when compared to other schemes that were not independently audited. 

 

In the UK, RSA is mandatory for trunk road and motorways schemes and commended for all other roads.   The legal profession, insurance companies, media, public all come looking around in the aftermath of a serious collision. They can become very interested in whether organisations have a RSA policy and procedure and whether organisations and individuals correctly follow the procedure.  In your career in roads, you can expect to have a least one legal claim made against you or something you did. Are you ready for this?

 

Unlike highway engineering, traffic engineering and transport planning where there are standards and guidelines for carrying out the design and works, the RSA standard requires evidence of the training and competence of the person themselves.   Your training must be kept up-to-date and you should be able to provide evidence of this.  Without demonstrable relevant training, experience and knowledge you are not permitted to undertake Road Safety Audits.  This course is key.

Aims & Objectives:

Learning outcomes:

 

  • Knowledge of the background to Road Safety Audit
  • Awareness of the requirements and procedures of Road Safety Audit
  • Stages of Road Safety Audit
  • How to carry out Road Safety Audit
  • Increased awareness of how to avoid ‘road safety’ mistakes in design.
  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities associated with Road Safety Audit.

 

Aims & Objectives:

 

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to

  • Define Road Safety Audit.
  • Describe the Stages of Road Safety Audit.
  • State the benefits of Road Safety Audit.
  • Say some details of the roles and responsibilities within Road Safety Audit.
  • Be better at avoiding generating road safety problems when carrying out their transport planning, traffic and highway design.
  • Have a sample of knowledge of common problems in design that can lead to collisions and casualties.
  • Know where to look on the internet for information relevant to Road Safety Audit.

Course Outline:

  • What is Road Safety Audit?
  • Aims of Road Safety Audit
  • History of Road Safety Audit in the UK
  • What needs Road Safety Audit?
  • Who should carry out Road Safety Audit?
  • How to do a Road Safety Audit?

Cases Studies including common problems and mistakes in designs

  • Priority junction
  • Mini-roundabout
  • Normal roundabout
  • Pedestrian/cycle crossing
  • Traffic signals
  • Urban public realm

Road Safety Audit Report

Pressures and Faults in Road Safety Audit

Response to a Road Safety Audit

Mode of Delivery:

  • Initial Assessment – ask group what they know already and what they want to find out
  • Training on the basics of Road Safety Audit
  • Individual or Group Exercises – Q&A on road safety audit
  • Short movie on road safety
  • Open Workshops – spot potential road safety problems from plans and photos

Benefits of Attending:

  • Alerted to the road safety implications for the travelling public of our daily transport planning and highway and traffic design decisions
  • Motivated to improve the way we carry out our technical work.
  • Knowledge, skills, experience necessary for Road Safety Audit.

Intended For:

  • Anyone who would like an understanding of Road Safety Audit.

  • Targeted at people wishing to become an approved road safety auditor / engineer.

  • Existing Road Safety Auditors wishing to refresh their skills and acquire 1 day’s approved CPD.

  • People who are post-graduate or people in employment having gained some highway-related qualification and / or experience.

  • Discipline: Highways or Traffic or Transport Planning or Road Safety or Traffic Police

Pre-Course Requirements:

Any pre-course reading? – Not needed.

Complete a pre-course questionnaire? – Not needed.

Bring copies of any manuals, codes or other published literature? – Not needed.

Require certain knowledge?       Yes, highways and traffic background knowledge.

Already have attended a particular course? – Not needed.

…but will need experience of working in highways and traffic.

All our courses can be offered as in-house training