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.
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. 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
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:
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!
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.
GE-STY-0124 Road Safety Audit
GE-STY-0127 Road Safety Audit Guidelines
GE-STY-0125 Road Safety Audit – Audit Team Qualifications
It is advised that attendees make themselves familiar with:
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).
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
BEng(Hons) MSc CEng MIEI
Martin is the Principal Engineer for Traffico Ltd, a specialist road safety engineering consultancy practice based in Dublin.
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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.