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New Road Safety Engineering – Treatment of Crash Locations online training is now available!

This is a vital training resource for people involved in the treatment of crash locations for programs such as the Federal and State funded Black Spot programs in Western Australia. This training must also be successfully completed to be eligible to apply for accreditation as a Road Safety Auditor in Western Australia.

Austroads Road Safety Audit policy template for Local Government

The new Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Managing Road Safety Audits highlights the importance for Local Governments to develop a road safety audit policy.
To assist Local Governments to develop a policy Austroads has produced a road safety audit policy template that is endorsed by WALGA and is supported by the Road Safety Audit Panel. Click on the image to access the template and for more information click here

Austroads have just launched the new Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Managing Road Safety Audits which complements the existing road safety audit guide that has been retitled Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 6A: Implementing Road Safety Audits.

Important: Where the new guide and the retitled existing guide are in conflict, Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Managing Road Safety Audits will take precedence. Click on the images to access the guides

Road Safety Audit training

The online Road Safety Audit Course consists of 23 interactive, easy to navigate modules and includes a half day practical module that covers all the knowledge and competencies required to be eligible to apply for accreditation as a Road Safety Auditor in Western Australia.

A Road Safety Audit Information Session was held on 20 September 2017 at venues throughout WA to explain all the changes to auditor accreditation and training.

For more information download the session notes here or view the session videos here

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Welcome to the Road Safety Audit Portal

www.road-safety-audit-wa.org

Road Safety Auditing

"A road safety audit is a formal examination of a future road or traffic project or an existing road, in which an independent, qualified team reports on the project’s crash potential and safety performance. A road safety audit has the greatest potential for improving safety.”

(Austroads - Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Road Safety Audit)

To effectively coordinate road safety auditing in Western Australia, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia – Western Australia (IPWEA WA) and Main Roads WA (MRWA) signed an agreement on 22 December 2016. In general the role of IPWEA WA and MRWA is as follows:

  • Convening and administering the Road Safety Audit Panel;

  • Promotion of road safety auditor training and the Road Safety Audit Portal website; and

  • Maintain a register of accredited road safety auditors on the Road Safety Audit Portal.

  • Provision of qualified and experienced Main Roads staff or coordinate contractors for the provision of road safety audit training materials;

  • Provision of qualified and experienced Main Roads staff or coordinate contractors to maintain the currency of road safety audit training materials;

  • Provision of qualified and experienced Main Roads staff or coordinate contractors to deliver road safety audit training practical assessments;

  • Provide technical expertise as required; and

  • Promotion of road safety auditor training and the Road Safety Audit Portal website.

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