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DRSC Alumni Course: Pro-active Road Safety Assessment

Overview

This training course is developed by Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC) and is open exclusively to DRSC alumni. It builds on concepts introduced in the Delft Road Safety Course around Road Safety Impact Assessment and Road Safety Audit. It is intended to deepen participants’ knowledge and application of pro-active road safety assessments.

Understanding the five steps of pro-active road safety assessment will help participants to create safer road designs: no matter the location or level of experience.

What will you learn?

In this training, participants will learn to use Road Safety Impact Assessment and the 4 stages of a Road Safety Audit. It will include an introduction to economic concepts and road safety methods.

After completing this training participants will:

  • Understand the relationship between road design and safety hazards
  • Understand the characteristics and benefits of a systematic application of an audit in the 4 audit stages,
  • Know how the results of an audit can be used to improve road design.

Note: this course will not lead to a certification as a road safety auditor. This course is intended to expand participants’ knowledge of the assessment process. Its aim is to expand the use of assessments in LMICs and promote their use as a standard procedure for road infrastructure development.

Who can take part?

This course is open exclusively to DRSC Alumni.

We are looking for participants who are involved in the preparation and development of infrastructure projects, policies, campaigns, and/or plans where it is to understand the audit and assessment process and have insight into the role that they play in improving road safety. 

This course offers a solid introduction to Road Safety Impact Assessment and Road Safety Audit to increase understanding and awareness. It is not a formal qualification and does not contribute to any certification as a Road Safety Auditor. 

Why take this course?

Carrying out a Road Safety Impact Assessment and Road Safety Audit can have many benefits, ranging from improved traffic flow, contribution to climate goals, and decreased societal healthcare costs to increased economic revenues. Individuals, citizens, economic operators, cities and society as a whole benefit from improved use of the road.

Course program

This training is developed by Delft Road Safety Courses. It brings together key expertise on how to carry out a Road Safety Impact Assessment as the first step in the design process followed by an introduction to the four steps of a Road Safety Audit.

It will include five online sessions held via MS Teams on a bi-weekly basis in October, November, December 2022. Each training session will last approximately 2.5 hours. 

Each session will be led by experienced trainers and guest speakers to engage participants in plenary discussions and group exercises, including a practical case study derived from the European Directive 2019/1936 on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM-II).  

In between the sessions, participants will be provided with video materials, reading, and light homework exercises to reinforce their learning.

Participants that complete all sessions and homework exercises will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. 

Session 1: Overview course and application of RISM-II

  • Overview of the course based on the RISM II Directive
  • Road Safety Impact Assessment (RISM-II Appendix 1)
  • Case study: Road Safety Impact Assessment (RISM-II Appendix 1)

Session 2: Road Safety Audit phase 1: preliminary design

  • Guest lecture: Road Safety Audits – philosophy, history, participants and their roles (auditor, client, designer)
  • Overview of the 4 stages of Road Safety Audit
  • Case study: Draft design for infrastructure projects (RISM-II Appendix 2.1)

Session 3: Road Safety Audit phase 2: detailed design

  • Guest Lecture: Road Safety Audit in practice
  • Telling and selling your case
  • Case study: Detailed design for infrastructure projects (RISM-II Appendix 2.2)

Session 4: Road Safety Audit phase 3: pre-opening and phase 4: early operation

  • Guest Lecture: Road Safety Audit in practice
  • Case study: Pre-opening of infrastructure projects (RISM-II Appendix 2.3)
  • Case study: Early operation of infrastructure projects (RISM-II Appendix 2.4)

Session 5: Use of knowledge

  • Influencing policy: Telling and selling your case
  • Follow-up on Road Safety Audits

Presentation handouts and reading materials will be provided to participants.

Lecturers

Course leader: Herman Moning

Guest lecturers: Patrick Broeren, Attila Boros, Herman Moning, Andreas Vesper.

When and where?

The course will be held online via MS Teams.

Session times: 1pm – 4pm CET

Dates: Bi-weekly through October, November, December 2022 (exact dates TBC).

Fee

The fee for this course is €150 (excluding costs for credit card payment processing, about 5%).

How to enrol?

There is a limited number of spaces available for this course. Each application will be assessed by DRSC and successful candidates will be informed by the end of September 2022.

To enrol please complete the application form linked below. 

Deadline for registration: 16 September 2022

All applications will be checked against the alumni list held by DRSC. Successful candidates will be notified and informed of how to pay.  After DRSC has received payment, the registration process will be complete and participants will be provided with full course details.

Contact

Please contact us if you have questions.

Zwanet Verhoek, Course Coordinator

+31 76 513 6623