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.
Training Venue & Module Structure
Venue – Radisson Blu Athlone
This course has been scheduled to take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone.
Refreshments and Lunch Included
Refreshments and lunch will be provided each day.
Discounted room rates have been arranged with the hotel for delegates who require accommodation. Accommodation is not included as part of the training course fee. The booking and payment of accommodation will remain the responsibility of each delegate.
Course Notes Provided – Laptop Required
Hard copy course notes will be provided to all attendees.
Delegates will be required to bring their own laptop to complete an assessment at the end of the course.
Six Modules Delivered over Three Days
The course modules will be delivered across three consecutive days as follows:
Tuesday 19th September 2023:
AM: Module 1 – Standards, Collisions & Process
PM: Module 2 – Road Safety Principles
Wednesday 20th September 2023:
AM: Module 3 - The Road Safety Audit Method
PM: Module 4 – Delivering Design Stage Road Safety Audits
Thursday 21st September 2023:
AM: Module 5 – Delivering Construction Stage Road Safety Audits
PM: Module 6 – Cost/Benefit, Risk Assessment & Development Schemes
Training Starts at 9am Sharp Every Day
Training will commence at 9.00am sharp every day and each module has been designed to provide between 2 – 3 hours of engaging content.
Delegate involvement will be welcomed and encouraged. Finish times are likely to fall between 4pm and 6pm depending on participation.
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
Attendees will be provided with hard copies of all course notes and the relevant workshop material.
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
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).
Online Course Assessment – Laptop Required
Multiple Choice Questions
Attendees will be required to complete a multiple-choice assessment at the end of day three. The objective of the assessment will be to evaluate attendees' knowledge against the required learning outcomes.
Each attendee will be required to bring their own laptop to complete the course assessment.
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 has accumulated over 30 years of practical experience delivering complex transportation infrastructure through all commission stages.
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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.