Practical Road Safety Auditing

Starts Tuesday 12th October 2021

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Overview

This course is for individuals who wish to become a Road Safety Auditor, or those required to manage the Road Safety Audit Process.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to register with Transport Infrastructure Ireland as a Road Safety Audit Team Member.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with an insight into how collisions happen and the general principles of road safety.  
Then, using a combination of interactive learning and collaborative workshops, delegates will be provided with practical (hands-on) experience in how Road Safety Audits can be undertaken effectively.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Have knowledge of the Standards which apply to Road Safety Auditing
  • Understand how collisions can happen
  • Be familiar with the Road Safety Audit Process and the general principles of road safety
  • Gain experience of the road safety audit method
  • Participate in the development of Design Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Participate in the development of Construction Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Understand the trade off between cost and benefit in road safety auditing
  • Be familiar with risk assessment for the Road Safety Audit Process
  • Understand how to audit development schemes effectively.

  • Online Format Using Microsoft Teams

    This will be an online course delivered using Microsoft Teams.

    Access to a laptop or desktop computer equipped with a webcam and microphone will be essential for participation.

    Attendees will receive an email before the course starts with details of how to join each Module session using Microsoft Teams.

    The course will be delivered online across 6 mornings on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 12 October : Module 1 – Standards, Collisions & Process
  • Wednesday 13 October : Module 2 – Road Safety Principles
  • Thursday 14 October : Module 3 - The Road Safety Audit Method
  • Tuesday 19 October : Module 4 – Delivering Design Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Wednesday 20 October : Module 5 – Delivering Construction Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Thursday 21 October : Module 6 – Cost/Benefit, Risk Assessment & Development Schemes

  • Links to download course notes and workshop material will be provided to each delegate in advance of each module commencing.

    All six modules will commence at 10.00am sharp and have been designed to provide a minimum of 2 hours of engaging content.

    Finish times are likely to fall between 12.00 noon and 1.00pm depending on participation. Delegate participation will be welcomed and encouraged!

    Course Programme

    Module 1 – Standards, Collisions & Process

  • What is a Road Safety Audit?
  • TII Standards and Approvals
  • History of Road Safety Auditing in Ireland
  • 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
  • Road Features = Road Safety

  • Module 3 – The Road Safety Audit Method
  • The Audit Brief
  • The Desk Study (including checklists)
  • The Site Inspection
  • Audit Team Collaboration
  • Road Safety Audit Stages
  • Methodology for Design Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Methodology for Construction Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Writing the Audit Report

  • Module 4 – Delivering Design Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Stage F Road Safety Audit – Overview
  • Stage 1 Road Safety Audit Workshop
  • Focus Point: The Road Safety Audit Feedback Form
  • Stage 2 Road Safety Audit Workshop

  • Module 5 – Delivering Construction Stage Road Safety Audits
  • Focus Point: Exception Report
  • Stage 3 Road Safety Audit Workshop
  • Stage 4 Road Safety Audit

  • Module 6 – Cost / Benefit, Risk Assessment & Development Schemes
  • Balancing Costs against Benefits
  • Focus Point: Risk Assessment for Road Safety Auditors
  • Auditing Development Schemes

  • Training Support Materials

    All slides and workshop material will be provided by email in advance of the course commencement.   
    It is advised that attendees make themselves familiar with:

  • GE-STY-0124 Road Safety Audit
  • GE-STY-0127 Road Safety Audit Guidelines
  • GE-STY-0125 Road Safety Audit – Audit Team Qualifications

  • Successful Completion

    Delegates completing this course will receive a CPD certificate of attendance, recognised and endorsed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
    With reference to TII Publication ‘Road Safety Audit – Audit Team Qualifications (GE-STY-01025)’, this course is the accredited training required for road safety engineers, road design engineers and road traffic engineers who wish to become TII Audit Team Members (ATM).

    Examination

    There will be a multiple choice examination at the end of day 6 to assess your knowledge against the learning outcomes with a 70% pass rate (21 out of 30). Special arrangements can be made should delegates wish to re-sit the examination.

    Who Should Attend?

  • Government Department or State Agency employees
  • Local Authority employees
  • Engineers, planners, architects, designers, and traffic managers
  • Contractors involved in road and street works
  • Consultants involved in road safety auditing
  • Consultants who manage the road safety audit process and its outcomes
  • Road safety engineers and road safety practitioners

  • Course Trainer

    Martin Deegan
    BEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIEI

    Martin is the Principal Engineer for Traffico Ltd, a specialist road safety engineering consultancy practice based in Dublin.
    The first chapter of Martin’s career saw him serving several international contractors supporting the construction of major infrastructure projects. This equipped him with a robust commercial foundation and the ability to methodically plan and sequence complex development activities.
    Over the last 20 years, Martin has taken a hands-on approach serving in Director positions for high profile engineering design consultancies. In these consultancy roles he started and grew a number of successful traffic and road safety engineering teams from the ground up.


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