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Courses in Road Safety

19 January 2014

Three courses are available at Newcastle University School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

The objective of the three courses is to provide participants with a full appreciation of the road safety situation in UK and globally to set the context the application of appropriate casualty prevention and reduction techniques, including data interpretation from accident and record analysis. The courses also deliver insights into the developments and changes in the application of casualty reduction measures and the road safety audit actions.

Attendance on the full course and submission of a period of self-study resulting in submission of a detailed collision prevention and reduction site analysis will provide delegates with the requisite 10 days of formal Collision Investigation or Road Safety Engineering training to form a solid theoretical foundation on which to base practical experience as specified in HD 19/03.

The courses are also delivered to postgraduate students as part of the MSC in Transport Planning and Operations, so delegates have the opportunity though the group exercises to interact with a range of international students during the course.

The recently released IAN 152/11 now specifies two routes that a Road Safety Auditor can follow to gain a Certificate of Competence in accordance with requirements of Directive 2008/96/EC, either a training course or Portfolio of Evidence. Either route requires auditors to demonstrate both knowledge and experience for certification to work on the UK trunk road network. Completion of these Road Safety courses, and submission of an assessment report, is accepted by CIHT and SoRSA as providing the 10 days formal training required by HD 19/03. Candidates will have to submit further evidence of their experience to CIHT/SoRSA separately for assessment (at an additional fee), before an award of a Certificate of Competence can be made.

Alternatively, if the 10 days training has already been achieved, elements of the course can be used to demonstrate the minimum of two days CPD in the field of Road Safety Audit, Accident Investigation or Road Safety Engineering in the past 12 months as required for continued membership of CIHT SoRSA.

Elements of the course are updated on an annual basis to reflect the changing requirements and techniques undertaken in all aspects of road safety engineering.

There is the opportunity for further CPD via a specific Advanced Road Safety course that will be provided to meet demand.

The courses are led by professional road safety experts employed by TRL Ltd.  More information here.

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