Road Safety Short Courses and Workshops

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Introduction to Road Safety
Introduction to Road Safety

Road Safety Audit
Road Safety Audit: A Safe System Approach
Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

Road Safety Evaluation Models
Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety
Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation

 


 


INTRODUCTION TO ROAD SAFETY

Date: TBA*
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

* This course will only be run in 2014 if there is sufficient demand. Please contact Ashlea Haddow (a.haddow@qut.edu.au) to express your interest in this course.

This one week program offers a broad view of the area of road safety and the safe systems approach.  It provides an introduction to major road safety principles, issues and practices, emphasising the multidisciplinary nature of road safety.  The course is suitable for people working in the area of road safety who wish to upgrade their backgrounds or formal qualifications, or for those who wish to gain a better grounding in road safety more generally.

Participants will be exposed to material and speakers from a variety of environments in which road safety is practiced and applied, such as crash analysis, crash data collection and interpretation, regulation, strategy in road safety, research and community road safety practice.  Participants will also have the opportunity to develop or advance their skills in information retrieval with a focus on road safety-specific databases and information sources. 

Throughout, the sessions highlight the importance of the scientific approach to road safety and to evidence-based practice.  In particular, the course will develop participant skills in identifying and profiling important road safety issues, identifying and describing factors that contribute to crashes or to elevation of crash risk, and applying conceptual frameworks (e.g. the Haddon matrix) to describing and understanding road safety issues and the countermeasures used to address them.  Case studies will be used wherever possible to illustrate principles and practice. 

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for attendance at the course.

 


ROAD SAFETY AUDIT: A SAFE SYSTEM APPROACH

Date: 9-11 March 2015 (3 days)
Venue: Victoria Park Golf Course, Herston, Brisbane
Cost: $1800 (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches; each participant will also receive a copy of the Austroads Guide: Part 6)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations are now open, and will close at 5pm on Monday 23 February 2015 or when courses are full (spaces are limited). Please register and pay online.

Aim: To develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct a road safety audit, and to provide an opportunity for course participants to apply these skills.

Content: This course emphasises Australia's Safe System approach, which aims to minimise human errors and the severity of their consequences by considering safer roads and roadsides, safer vehicles and safer speeds. In addition to enhancing participants knowledge of the basic and theoretical concepts of road safety audits, this course has hands-on exercises for detailed design audits and existing roads audits, including day and night site visits. This course has been designed in conjunction with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to satisfy all the requirements for an approved road safety audit course for the purpose of accreditation as a Road Safety Auditor.

Why should I attend? This course will equip you with skills to conduct a road safety audit following the Safe System approach, and to upgrade your background or formal qualifications in the area of road safety.

Who should attend? Road safety practitioners who want to become an Accredited Road Safety Auditor.

If you wish to participate in both the Road Safety Audit: A Safe System Approach and Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations courses, you will receive a discounted combined enrolment fee of $2400 (includes GST).

 


INVESTIGATION AND TREATMENT OF CRASH LOCATIONS

Date: 12-13 March 2015 (1.5 days)
Venue: QUT Kelvin Grove Campus, Brisbane
Cost: $900 (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations are now open, and will close at 5pm on Monday 23 February 2015 or when courses are full (spaces are limited). Please register and pay online.

Aim: This course incorporates hands-on training that allows participants to conduct a black spot treatment exercise, following the step-by-step process. It also trains participants in how to use a road safety engineering toolkit for identifying road safety problems and selecting suitable countermeasures.

Content: Sessions in this course introduce participants to a step by step process of identifying black spots, diagnosing safety issues, designing countermeasures, conducting an economic appraisal, and assessing the effectiveness of an implemented countermeasure through monitoring and evaluation. The contents of this course are based on the Austroads Guide to Road Safety, Part 8: "Treatment of Crash Locations", which incorporate a Safe System approach.

Why should I attend? To be equipped with skills to undertake treatment of black spots or high crash locations, and to upgrade your background or formal qualifications in the area of road safety.

Who should attend? Road safety practitioners who want to investigate road safety issues at black spots and design countermeasures to improve safety.

If you wish to participate in both the Road Safety Audit: A Safe System Approach and Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations courses, you will receive a discounted combined enrolment fee of $2400 (includes GST).

 


ROAD SAFETY EVALUATION MODELS

Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety

Date: TBA (3 days)
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus - view campus map
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations have not yet opened. Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au to express your interest in attending a course.

The Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety , a short course offered by CARRS-Q, aims to provide delegates with the fundamental principles and best practices relevant to road safety evaluation. Delegates will gain a firm understanding of a variety of critical issues involved in designing and conducting a qualitative or quantitative study and the pros and cons of some commonly used research methods. These skills will enable delegates to conduct basic evaluation, select suitable research consultants and assess evaluation reports.

This module can be coupled with Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation.

Delegates will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.


Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation
Date: TBA (2 days)
Venue: QUT - Kelvin Grove Campus - view campus map
Cost: TBA (includes GST, course notes, morning & afternoon teas and light lunches)
Prerequisites: nil
Enquiries: Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au

Registrations have not yet opened. Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education Officer on 07 3138 4592 or email a.haddow@qut.edu.au to express your interest in attending a course.

The Evaluation Module II: Analytical Techniques in Road Safety Evaluation, a short course offered by CARRS-Q, aims to provide delegates with a firm understanding of the theory underlying research design, data collection and data analysis methods for both qualitative and quantitative data. This course will help delegates conduct a simple but statistically or qualitatively rigorous evaluation, select better research consultants and assess the quality of evaluation reports.

This module can be coupled with Evaluation Module I: Introduction to Evaluation in Road Safety.

Delegates will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.