Motorists constitute more than eighty percent (80%) of the fatalities in work zones. Road Authorities are responsible for the safety of these motorists and they must establish and enforce the criteria that contractors must follow to design a safe work zone.
Attendees are exposed to the concept of the “Five Elements of a Work Zone” and each of these elements are discussed in detail to understand what must be done to make them safe for motorists as well as workers. Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone and they will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. The use of positive protection from crash worthy barriers, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs, average speed camera enforcement and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.
The Qatar Work Zone Traffic Management Guide will be discussed in detail.
- Understand that the road authority is responsible for the safety of its motorists in a work zone
- Comprehend how to design a safe work zone for both motorists and workers by using best practices and state of the art technologies and concepts in each of the five work zone elements
- Understand the current status of work zone safety in Qatar
- Learn how to use the Qatar Work Zone Traffic Management Guide as well as the process to submit a traffic control plan for approval by the authorities
- Learn about global best practices and state of the art technologies and concepts for work zone safety
- Road Agency Executives
- Highway and Street Engineers
- Traffic Safety Professionals
- Design Consultants
- Law Enforcement
- Research & Academia
- Road Product Suppliers & Distributors
From the IRF Chairman
As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.
IRF Workshops are specifically developed to meet the needs of road professionals. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF seminars will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.
As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.
H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
From the Director of Qatar TTSC
The Center encourages and promotes continued development in road safety management, as part of the center strategy to develop comprehensive road safety education and training programs in Qatar and the region.
Together with the IRF team, the Center is working in developing the body of knowledge and the set of skills and competencies that are required by road safety professionals in Qatar. This specific program that we have designed with the IRF is truly unique in the region. At a time when Qatar, and many countries in the region, have reaffirmed their attachment to reducing road traffic injuries, I encourage professionals from the region to take advantage of this opportunity to further enhance their safety management skills through exposure to cost-effective practices.