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Preventive risk assessment measures, such as a road safety audit or inspections, carried out on new and existing roads offer a well-charted and cost-effective pathway to reducing road traffic injury risk, because design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions.

Road safety audit and inspections 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 also assist network highway operators and city traffic departments in identifying engineering weaknesses and hazardous locations, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

Almost 85% of countries report implementing one or more preventive risk assessment measure, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) in emerging countries were rated 2 stars or under across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of preventive risk assessment and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day.

Learning Objectives

  • Focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries
  • Understand the benefits, resources and liability issues associated with preventive risk assessment tools
  • Identify data sources available to support decision making and how to overcome integrity & quality issues
  • Use advanced methods to forecast and analyse traffic safety conditions
  • Learn how to present findings to decision makers and make a compelling case for safety investments that go beyond a check list of possible improvements
  • 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

From the 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 executives. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF Workshops 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
IRF Chairman


Lead Instructor
Symeon Sakkas, CEng, CSM, RSATL

Symeon is a holder of Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna and currently Head of Road Safety at RACE Consulting Engineers LP, an independent regional boutique firm on transportation design and engineering, headquartered in Athens, Greece. As Head of Road Safety he is designing and building the team and the system in order to create value for the firm and the road users. Symeon is highly experienced in major infrastructure projects with a construction budget up to 3 billion $, as Designer, Consultant, Scrum Master. As associate to RACE Consulting Engineers LP, he has been involved in various infrastructure and transportation projects located in Greece and in the EMEA Region, (PPP and Public Sector Projects).

IRF European Training Institute

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Kuslanova 2, 10 000 Zagreb


September 23
September 25
IRF European Training Institute
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Kuslanova 2
Zagreb, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

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EUR 1,500 (no hotel included)

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South East Europe Delegates
EUR 900 (no hotel included)
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