5 day course at Aston University, Birmingham.
The EU Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management 2008/96/EC aims to harmonise road safety efforts across the Member States as part of the European Road Safety Action Programme, a shared responsibility initiative established by the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport. A key element of the new Directive is the established of recognised training amongst road safety engineers and the achievement of certificated levels of competence by those employed in road safety engineering.
This course is open to practising road safety engineers and accident investigation specialists throughout the EU who wish to update & refresh their knowledge of practical road safety engineering and attain the University’s Certificate of Competence in Road Infrastructure Safety Management. The course runs in parallel with our successful ‘CRASH : Collision Reduction & Safer Highways’ distance learning course and covers many of the topics likely to affect road safety engineers and auditors at UK national and EU levels over the next 5 to 10 years.
This course delivers training on Road Safety Impact Assessments and the implications for road safety of planning alternatives for an infrastructure project, with an emphasis on safety ranking and targeting investment. The course also provides training in Road Safety Audits with an emphasis on accident investigation training and how to identify unsafe features of a road infrastructure project.
The course also provides training on approaches to Road Safety Inspections and the methods available for preventing risks to all road user groups, including vulnerable users, and also in special cases such as during incident control and temporary traffic management. Road safety research also forms a key element of the course, demonstrating the effects of road safety interventions, passive safety measures and technology methods including transport telematics.