August 20, 2020

IRF is introducing a unique global accreditation program for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders, recognizing their essential role in driving change in safe road design practices. The course provides an international accreditation of proficiency for seasoned road safety auditors who wish to further enhance their credentials or seek work abroad. Candidates are required to take an online preferential proficiency test and submit a complete application presenting their professional track record and details of the projects they have audited.

This course stakes stock of the remarkable progress achieved in developing geographic information systems (GIS) technologies that can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.

In recent years, technological breakthroughs have combined to offer police forces more options to capture violations, and the use and impacts of these technologies need to be fully understood to ensure they achieve intended results. Similarly, the past two decades have seen a wide-ranging wave of privatisations in formerly government-owned or -controlled activities, offering new procurement and management opportunities for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) through the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

This course introduces a strategic approach to managing road safety for results at local, national and international level. Using real world examples, the course covers the fundamentals of road safety with a focus on outcome-driven programs and collaboration with road safety stakeholders.

This course is addressed at owners, designers, construction engineers, supervisors, managers and operators of road tunnels. The course covers safety management issues, risk assessment, safety functions and equipment as well as continuous training and improvement for safety personnel. This course is jointly delivered with the ITACET Foundation.

This course discusses the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in impacts that result in fatalities and serious injuries. The corrective actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts are also presented in detail.

Selecting the correct terminals and crash cushions can be a life or death decision, and to make the right decision a specifier needs to understand certain criteria with regard to these products, and also have a clear understanding of the site specific conditions where this system is to be used. This course reviews the state of knowledge and presents processes to determine appropriate countermeasures based on site conditions.

Attendees are exposed to all aspects of Roadside Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application. They also will be introduced to the AASHTO Roadside Design Guidelines, as well as the performance testing criteria being utilized in the United States (MASH / NCHRP 350) and in Europe (EN-1317) to allow them to make informed choices.

Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone and they will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.

Performing effective road safety audits and inspections at all stages of road design & operation improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency’s dedication to crash reduction. This module provides an in-depth review of proven planning and implementation practices from building independent, multi-disciplinary teams to the steps required to conduct successful audits and inspections.

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