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IRF Road Safety Auditor Specialization

Jun 3 - Jun 14

| $5000 – $6000


The upcoming Road Safety Auditor Specialization course, scheduled for June 3-14, represents a pivotal opportunity for professionals in the field to enhance their expertise and meet the rigorous certification standards of road safety auditing. This meticulously designed specialization is aimed at aligning with the highest standards set forth by esteemed bodies such as the UK’s Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA).

The curriculum is enriched by an array of international reference materials, including seminal works by Ezra Hauer on crash causation and prevention, the transformative insights from the ITF/OECD on achieving zero road deaths, and the comprehensive guidelines and manuals by PIARC and TAC on road safety and human factors in traffic management. Additionally, the course integrates resources from leading online clearinghouses, ensuring that participants are exposed to the most current and impactful road safety strategies and interventions. This course not only aims to elevate the participants’ professional capabilities but also to contribute significantly to the global movement towards safer roadways.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Safe Systems approach and its application to road safety policy, road engineering & road network management;
  • Understand key principles related to crash analysis & investigation;
  • Use advanced methods to analyze & forecast traffic safety conditions including safety performance functions and the use of surrogate data;
  • Acquire a conceptual & practical understanding of remedial countermeasures, including speed management & traffic control, roadside features and facilities for vulnerable road users;
  • Understand the role of safety audits in the safety “value chain”, and learn how to conduct them;
  • Learn how to present findings to decision makers and make a compelling case for safety investments;
  • Learn how to prioritize audit findings within a set investment budget.

Target Audience

  • National Road & Transport Agency Executives
  • Highway Engineers and Managers
  • Federal and State Road Safety Agencies
  • Road Safety Professionals
  • Private Consultants & Contractors



Vice President, ETI USA
John Griffith

John is a highly experienced Road Safety Audit Team Leader with a 35-year background in law enforcement. A Traffic Crash Investigator and Highway Crash Reconstructionist, Dr. Griffith’s experience in both the civilian and military milieu has taken him to over 55 countries in his career, giving him a great deal of insight into factors that play into highway crashes. John brings his experience in Investigations, Road Safety Audits, Highway construction and active Road Safety Best Practices, coupled with decades of experience in International Business, Project Management and Curriculum and Training Development. John has also given numerous road safety presentations to international audiences with the International Road Federation, ATSSA, UNITAR and CIFAL.

John is an independent consultant in Highway Safety and the Vice President of a highway safety product manufacturing company. He is a Committee Member with the American Traffic Safety Services Association, a certified IRF Road Safety Audit Team Leader, a John C. Maxwell certified Executive Trainer and a decorated US Army Veteran.

Al Ain Municipality, Abu Dhabi, UAE
David George

David is currently with the Al Ain Municipality in Abu Dhabi, UAE leading on road safety for the Al Ain Region of the emirate (an area approximately the size of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset). Responsibilities include setting up RSA and collision investigation and prevention, data analysis, ETP, research and policy. Also attending national working committees on these subjects such as 2020 Road Safety Strategy and Speed Management Strategy.

David is an experienced road safety engineer who has worked in both the public and private sectors. David has investigated a wide range of locations with accident problems such as high-speed rural routes in Lincolnshire, wide area urban child pedestrian casualty problems in Yeovil and cycle accident cluster sites in the historic core of Cambridge.

As a road safety audit team leader meeting international standards including UK, David has led audit teams on a wide range of road safety audits numbering several thousand. These range from major schemes in the Middle East, junctions accessing residential developments to town bypasses, the widening of the M25 London Orbital, a new motorway in Cyprus and more unusual schemes such as the conversion of large urban grade separated junctions to a series of signalized junctions in order to free up development space.

Venue & Hotel

Jumeriah Creekside Hotel

Website: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/stay/dubai/jumeirah-creekside-hotel

Address: Rebat St, Al Garhoud, next to The Irish Village , PO Box 78377, Dubai, UAE