Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties, because design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions.
Risk assessment procedures can typically be applied at successive stages of road planning, design, opening and operations. They all serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they help network highway operators and city traffic departments identify engineering weaknesses and hazardous road sections, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.
In 2015, 82.5% of countries worldwide reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program are rated under 2 stars across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of road infrastructure safety management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day.
As a global leader in road safety, the International Road Federation (IRF) is well positioned to present state of the art methodologies and cutting edge technologies that have been field tested to reduce traffic injury risk through auditing & inspections. Workshop attendees will receive the necessary theoretical background and applied practices, with specific application to the roads and highways of Qatar roads, to ensure their risk identification programs are effective and impactful.
- Learn how to focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries
- Identify the different network safety and risk management tools available to practitioners as they apply to users of Qatar’s road network
- Understand the benefits, resources and liability issues associated with each tool
- Understand the scope of, and correctly utilize, Ashghal’s Road Safety Audit Guide (RSAG) and other national and international reference manuals
- Understand the role and skills of each member of a road safety audit team
- Understand which data sources are available to support recommendations for remedial measures
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 Certified Trainings 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 Certified Trainings 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.