Practical Road Safety Auditing Course

10th – 12th September 2024

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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.

  • 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. 

    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 10th September 2024:

    AM: Module 1 – Standards, Collisions & Process

    PM: Module 2 – Road Safety Principles

    Wednesday 11th September 2024:

    AM: Module 3 - The Road Safety Audit Method

    PM: Module 4 – Delivering Design Stage Road Safety Audits

    Thursday 12th September 2024:

    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.


    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
  • Common Road Safety Problems

  • 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

  • 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).


    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

  • Course Trainer

    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.


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