Introduction to Road Safety Auditing

Details

1-day course

CPD Credit: 6.5 hours, C1 

Course Aim

This one day course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the concepts and methods associated with the delivery of Road Safety Audits in Ireland. Delegates will gain an understanding of the standards applying to Road Safety Auditing, Road Safety Principles, the Road Safety Audit Method as well as risk assessment for the Road Safety Audit Process.

Course Overview

The main objective of the Road Safety Audit Process is to minimise the severity and the frequency of collisions on our roads. Collisions are how traffic engineers refer to road traffic accidents. In the eyes of a traffic engineer, there’s no such thing as an accident. 

This one day course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the concepts and methods associated with the delivery of Road Safety Audits in Ireland. Delegates will also gain an insight into the standards which apply to road safety auditing, how collisions can occur, the general principles of road safety engineering and the road safety audit method.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, delegates will have gained knowledge of:
  • The Standards which apply to Road Safety Auditing 
  • How collisions can happen 
  • The Road Safety Audit Process and the general principles of road safety 
  • The Road Safety Audit Method 
  • Cost versus Benefit in road safety auditing  
  • Risk assessment for the Road Safety Audit Process

Course Programme

Morning Session
Module 1: Standard, Collisions & Process
  • Standards and Approvals 
  • Collisions: Context and Cause
  • Stages of Road Safety Audit 
  • The Audit Team
  • The Road Safety Audit Process
Module 2: Road Safety Principles
  • General Road Safety Principles
  • Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
  • Safety at Junctions
  • Safety on Links
Afternoon Session

Module 3: The Road Safety Audit Method

  • The Audit Brief
  • The Desk Study (including checklists)
  • The Site Inspection
  • Audit Team Collaboration

Module 4: Getting the Details Right

  • The Road Safety Audit Feedback Form
  • The Exceptions Report
  • Balancing Cost Against Benefits
  • Risk Assessment for Road Safety Auditors

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for engineers, planners, architects, designers, road builders or traffic management specialists looking to gain an introduction to the concepts and processes behind road safety auditing.

Trainer Profile

Martin Deegan 

BEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIEI 

Martin has accumulated over 30 years of practical experience delivering complex transportation infrastructure through all commission stages. His career commenced as a contracting civil engineer, supporting the construction of major road and infrastructure projects in Ireland, UK and Australia. Over the last 20 years, Martin has served in various Director positions for civil engineering consultancies in Ireland, UK and the Middle East, developing and leading the day to day operation of a number of highly effective traffic and road safety engineering teams.

Sustainability Badge

Engineers Ireland supports the Sustainable Development Goals. This event contributes to Engineers Ireland's Sustainability Framework.

please contact the team for further information on scheduled course dates and in-company options. you can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie

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