Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Courses in Road Safety

These three courses will provide you with a full appreciation of the road safety situation in the UK and globally.

The courses set the context and the application of appropriate casualty prevention and reduction techniques, including data interpretation from accident and record analysis. The courses also deliver insights into the developments and changes in the application of casualty reduction measures and road safety audit actions.

Elements of the course are updated on an annual basis to reflect the changing requirements and techniques undertaken in all aspects of road safety engineering.

Who are the courses aimed at?

  • local authorities and consultancy representatives that are interested in road safety and all its components
  • those wanting to undertake road safety schemes
  • those wanting to undertake road safety audits

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course Dates

  • Road Safety Policy
    • Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Collision Prevention and Reduction
    • Wednesday 28 February - Thursday 1 March 2018
  • Road Safety Audits
    • Thursday 1 - Friday 2 March 2018
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Courses in Road Safety endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Objectives and Outline

Courses in Road Safety

Course Objectives

You'll become aware of key issues in road safety policy, techniques for accident analysis and prevention, and road safety audit procedures. By the time you've finished the courses, you'll be able to:

  • help in the preparation of Road Safety plans
  • contribute to the design of road safety schemes
  • evaluate schemes by cost/benefit analysis
  • contribute to educational and publicity material relating to road safety

Course Outline

Road Safety Policy
  • To understand the scale and nature of the road accident problem in the UK and how it compares internationally; road safety responsibilities; definition of road accidents; and accident causation.
  • How road safety fits within national and local transport policy.
  • How to manage the safety process, urban and rural road safety management, road safety research and recent road safety developments.
Collision Prevention and Reduction
  • How road accidents happen and are recorded.
  • Accident data, storing of accident data, the use of accident data, and interpreting accident data.
  • Selecting and prioritising locations for investigation, statistical analysis of accidents, in depth analysis of individual locations, defining the road accident problem, difference between site and route analysis, area wide road safety schemes, options for treating accident problems, monitoring the effectiveness of measures and estimating accident savings and economic benefits.
Road Safety Audits
  • What is the Road safety Audit procedure, and what are aims and objectives, roles and responsibility; history of road safety audit, road safety audit and design standards, road safety audit tasks, various stages of safety audits; common identifiable problems.
  • How to structure a road safety audit report, identify common problems.
  • Case studies and site visit; what to look for on site visits.
Endorsed by:
Endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Courses in Road Safety endorsed by Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Course Dates

  • Road Safety Policy
    • Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 February 2018
  • Collision Prevention and Reduction
    • Wednesday 28 February - Thursday 1 March 2018
  • Road Safety Audits
    • Thursday 1 - Friday 2 March 2018

Further Information

Courses in Road Safety

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8410) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Courses in Road Safety

Presenters

Newcastle University
  • Road Safety Policy
    • Dr Neil Thorpe (Course Leader)
  • Collision Prevention and Reduction
    • Dr Neil Thorpe (Course Leader)
  • Road Safety Audits
    • Dr Neil Thorpe (Course Leader)
Industry Professionals
  • Road Safety Policy:
    John Barrell (Course Leader)
  • Collision Prevention and Reduction:
    John Barrell (Course Leader)
  • Road Safety Audits:
    John Barrell (Course Leader)

Fees

Courses in Road Safety

Fees

  • Road Safety Policy
    • £500 (duration 2 days)
  • Collision Prevention and Reduction
    • £500 (duration 2 days)
  • Road Safety Audits
    • £500 (duration 2 days)

Book on all three courses at a discounted price of £1325.

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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