To develop the attached IRF Policy Statement on Minimum Requirements for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders, IRF conducted multiple surveys with road authorities, design engineers and Road Safety Auditors around the world. The confusion in the marketplace was unbelievable! Some road authorities reported that they were conducting Road Safety Audits, but when we explained that a Road Safety Audit is a Formal Evaluation of a planned or existing road or intersection by an Independent, Multi-Disciplinary, Experienced Team, they often backed down on their claims. Very few countries had any formal requirements for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders and therefore, many were getting less than acceptable results from their audits.
It is imperative that the world is aware of the proper Road Safety Audit processes and the world adopts standard requirements for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders. IRF is making the effort to achieve these goals through the IRF Executive Training Program: “Safer Roads by Design™: An Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals for Road Safety Auditing”, to be held March 13- 17, 2016 in Dubai, UAE.
This course will clearly define the concept of Safety Audits. The first three days will be used to introduce attendees to some of the more typical practical safety countermeasures used for roadside safety, work zone safety and vulnerable road user safety, while days four and five are dedicated to the 8 Steps of a Road Safety Audit. Delegates, through a team approach, will conduct a Stage 4 Road Safety Inspection. As a part of this process, delegates will be able to utilize some of the countermeasures they learned about during the first three days. Delegates are also taught how to prepare and present a Summary Proposal for a project owner.
You and your colleagues are encouraged to attend this training program. This training is ideal for individuals who want to become a Road Safety Audit Team Leader, and it will give them a clear understanding of the Road Safety Audit process, which will be helpful on future audits.
The IRF Member rate is US $3,000 and the Non Member rate is US
$3,500 for these five days of intensive and comprehensive road safety training. You can get additional information and register at this site: http://www.irfnews.org/event/srd16-dubai/
If someone seriously wants to know more about Road Safety Audits, then this course is for them. I look forward to your positive response to help grow the concept of Road Safety Audit globally.