CARRS-Q Safety Essentials

CARRS-Q delivers high quality professional education and development programs for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners working in the road safety and injury prevention sectors, with the goal of raising the level of safety expertise. These programs translate leading edge research into practice by identifying best practice approaches to reducing trauma and other injury.

 

CARRS-Q’s Safety Essentials comprise a range of short courses designed to develop and enhance specialist and multidisciplinary skills and knowledge in the road safety and injury prevention fields. They are aimed at those working in government, industry or community organisations as policy-makers, managers, practitioners, advocates and researchers. Some courses can be modified to suit your requirements, and can be conducted on Campus (Brisbane, Queensland) or off-site (intra and inter-State, overseas).

Our staff have a wealth of experience gained through extensive research and engagement activities with government and industry organisations, international agencies, community and not-for-profit groups, and universities. Our expertise has been enhanced by work within the government, engineering, behavioural science, computer science, management and education sectors.

Please note, each course can be tailored to suit your individual or organisational needs, whilst costs listed are per person, for on-campus delivery. Group enrolment rates can be negotiated, as can travel and associated costs for off-site delivery.

Please contact Ashlea Haddow, Education and International Development Officer by email at a.haddow@qut.edu.au or phone +61 (0)7 3138 4592 for further information and to discuss your requirements.

 

Road Safety Audit: A Safe System Approach

Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

Introduction to Road User Behaviour within the Safe System

Fundamentals of Road Safety

Survey Design, Development and Use

Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Work-related Road Safety Course: The Challenge to Change

Developing Action Plans for Safety Interventions

 

 

Road Safety Audit: A Safe System Approach

Aim: This course provides practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a road safety audit.  It also provides an opportunity for course participants to apply these skills.
Content:

The course emphasises the 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.
Duration: 3 days
Who should attend: Road safety practitioners wanting to become Accredited Road Safety Auditors.
Why should I attend? This course will equip you with the skills to conduct a road safety audit following the Safe System approach, in addition to upgrading your background or formal qualifications in the area of road safety.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Dr Mark King Linked to another web site
Dr Md. Mazharul Haque Linked to another web site
Mr Jason Deller

Date of next course: TBA
Cost: TBA

Registrations are now closed.

 

Investigation and Treatment of Crash Locations

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 incorporates the Safe System approach.

Duration: 2 days
Who should attend: Road safety practitioners wanting to investigate road safety issues at black spots and design countermeasures to improve safety.
Why should I attend? This course will equip you with the 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.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Dr Md. Mazharul Haque Linked to another web site

Date of next course: TBA
Cost:

TBA

Registrations are now closed.

 

Introduction to Road User Behaviour within the Safe System

Aim: This course will provide practitioners with the principles of understanding the human factors of traffic behaviour within the Safe System approach and how these apply to the design and effectiveness of road safety/injury prevention interventions that target human behaviour.
Content:

Participants will be introduced to the elements of the Safe System approach and to major models of traffic psychology and human behaviour (e.g. Deterrence Theory; Theory of Planned Behaviour; Health Beliefs Model etc.). Specific interventions or case studies in the road safety and injury prevention fields are used to show the application of different models. The links between models, target behaviours/problems and the evaluation of effectiveness are discussed and attendees are encouraged to apply these to real issues in their own work/organisational setting.

Duration: 3 days
Who should attend: Practitioners and policy-makers in the areas of organisational safety, road safety, or injury prevention.
Why should I attend? Participants will gain an understanding of traffic psychology and how to apply it to road safety/injury prevention interventions.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

TBA

Date of next course: TBC
Cost: TBC
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Fundamentals of Road Safety

Aim: This course will provide practitioners with the basic knowledge and understanding required for sound analysis and decision making in relation to road safety.
Content:

This one-day workshop provides attendees with an overview of the fundamental principles and elements of road safety practice.  The role, importance and use of crash data are discussed, and attendees are introduced to ways of making sense of statistical data they may encounter in relation to road safety issues.  The course discusses models and tools commonly used in the management of road safety, including the Haddon matrix and the Safe System Approach.  Principles underlying the design of effective interventions are also addressed, with a focus on how to select effective interventions or to design interventions.

Duration: 1 day
Who should attend: Policy makers, practitioners and community members involved in identifying and addressing road safety issues, whether at the local level or broader.
Why should I attend? Participants will better understand crashes and their treatment and so be better able to take decisions and actions based on best practice.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

TBA
Mr Doug Brownlow

Date of next course: TBC
Cost: TBC
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Survey Design, Development and Use

Aim: This course will equip researchers, policy-makers and practitioners with the skills necessary to measure the effectiveness of interventions and programs. It is designed to relate to any area of activity involving the assessment of interventions.
Content:

The first module provides guidance on designing research studies and survey content to assist with measuring the effectiveness of interventions and programs. The second module demonstrates how to describe data collected from studies and surveys as well as fundamental considerations in interpretation and analysis.

Duration: 1 day comprised of 2 modules
Who should attend: People with limited to medium experience in survey design, development and use.
Why should I attend? Participants will be able to devise, run and interpret surveys to assist their evaluation of any intervention or program designed to address safety issues.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Dr Angela Watson Linked to another web site

Date of next course: TBC
Cost: TBC
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Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Aim: This course is designed to provide an introduction to and overview of Intelligent Transport Systems, including cooperative systems and vehicle automation.
Content:

Basic concepts of ITS ranging from sensor technology, wireless network to human factors are explored. Assessment of existing and future ITS applications to improve driver comfort, network efficiency, performance and safety, and reduce gas emissions are made.

Duration: 1 day
Who should attend: Researchers, policy-makers and practitioners involved in any aspect of land transportation that can benefit from ITS.
Why should I attend? This course offers participants a framework which allows them to place current issues and policies in context.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Prof Andry Rakotonirainy Linked to another web site

Date of next course: TBC
Cost: TBC
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Work-Related Road Safety Course: The Challenge to Change

Aim: This course offers a 4 hour workshop tailored to organisations wishing to improve the safety of their fleet vehicles and staff, and the provision of road and fleet safety resources.
Content:

The course explores the dangers and risks faced by drivers in the work setting and associated influences on driving and driver behaviour. It outlines legislation and policy relating to work-related driving and provides tools and activities to assist participants and organisations to work towards improving work-related driving.

Duration: 4 hours
Who should attend: Fleet managers and supervisors, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in work-related road safety.
Why should I attend? This course is of benefit to fleet managers, supervising fleet drivers and organisations seeking to enhance safety of their fleets and drivers.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Dr Darren Wishart Linked to another web site

Date of next course: Run continuously throughout the year
Cost:

Contact Dr Darren Wishart Linked to another web site

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Developing Action Plans for Safety Interventions

Aim: This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for effective action planning. It comprises 2 workshops built on the Adult Learning Model and participants relate all learning to their own situation. Group work constitutes 50% of the time.
Content:

Workshops 1 and 2 are separated by a period of time ranging from 6 weeks to 3 months.

Prior to Workshop 1, all participants are asked to prepare a profile of a safety issue within their area of operation and bring this to the Workshop.  Participants from the one organisation or agency may choose to focus on the same issue.

Workshop 1 presents an overview of safety principles and practices which provide the backdrop against which to understand and address the issues identified in the profiles.  Workshop 1 commences the action planning process which participants will continue when they return to their workplace.

Workshop 2 examines the planning process undertaken since Workshop 1 by each participant.  We then continue to explore best practice planning techniques.  By the end of Workshop 2, each participant will be invited to submit their Action Plan for critique by the presenters.
Duration: Each Workshop is 2 days (total 4 days over an agreed timeframe)
Who should attend: Novice to experienced practitioners from within the community, government or business sectors who seek to develop planning skills and techniques for safety interventions.
Why should I attend? Participants develop an Action Plan for immediate implementation. Skills gained through this course will enable participants to make informed decisions and develop Action Plans to address future safety issues.
Course Developers/ Facilitators:

Mr Doug Brownlow

Date of next course: TBC
Cost: TBC
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