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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

The temporary audit report registration and accreditation exemption process has been introduced to assist road authorities in regional Western Australia to retain and develop road safety audit skills, experience and resources following the review of the road safety audit accreditation requirements conducted in 2015/16.

Regional road authorities can apply for an exemption of up to 18 months to enable organisations to ensure existing audit resources are retained and further resources can be put in place for the ongoing effective delivery of road safety auditing.

The Western Australia road safety audit definitions provided on the Road Safety Audit Portal states that an Audit Team shall comprise at least two people, independent of the design team, comprising members appropriately experienced and trained in road safety engineering or crash investigation with knowledge of current practice in road design or traffic engineering principles who undertake the road safety audit.

In Western Australia the Road Safety Audit Panel manages this requirement by requiring an audit team is to be made up of an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor to lead the audit team and at least one accredited Road Safety Auditor team member.

What does the exemption permit?

The exemption permits regional road authorities in Western Australia up to 18 months to conduct resource planning to retain and develop road safety audit skills, experience and resources within their organisation.

The exemption permits regional road authorities a temporary exception to the accredited Audit Team composition for auditor accreditation and audit report registration requirements. This allows audit teams to be temporarily made up of the following minimum team composition:

  • A team led by an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor; and
  • At least one Audit Team Trainee team member.

An Audit Team Trainee: means an individual that has successfully completed a recognised Road Safety Audit training course within 5 years who accompanies the Audit Team to gain experience of the road safety audit process.

The aim of the exemption is to enable road authorities to develop existing audit resources within regional Western Australia. This is to be achieved by assisting road authorities to meet the accreditation requirements for existing and new road safety auditors in locations where geographic constraints make it difficult to establish and maintain auditor resources.

This process also aims to encourage bordering regional road authorities to make arrangements and form partnerships to share resources for the successful delivery of road safety auditing. 

Please find the form here.

Mentoring Trainee Team Leaders

To apply for Senior Road Safety Auditor Accreditation, you must complete an audit under the mentorship of an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor and submit a copy of the checklist for Mentoring of Trainee Team Leaders with your application.

Following the changes introduced to road safety audit delivery in Western Australia over the last few years the Road Safety Audit Panel has reviewed the mentoring process and determined that the mentoring of trainee team leaders will temporarily only be permitted to be conducted as part of the road safety audit training course practical module delivery.

This restriction has been introduced to ensure trainee team leaders are mentored in a consistent manner during this interim period, until the changes recently introduced to road safety audit delivery are fully embedded.

Please be advised there is no cost for the mentoring of trainee team leaders as part of the road safety audit training course practical module delivery. However, mentees will have to evidence that they are nearing the experience requirements for Senior Road Safety Auditor accreditation provided on the road safety audit portal website to be eligible.

If you are either interested in being mentored to become an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor or if you are a Senior Road Safety Auditor who is interested in becoming involved in the mentoring process as part of the road safety audit training delivery please contact the panel by emailing us on   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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