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ROAD SAFETY BARRIERS II – APPLICATIONS (TWO DAYS)
Attendees to this course are required to have completed the Road Safety Barriers I – Fundamentals course or have received an exemption from VicRoads Network Design Services.
This advanced Road Safety Barrier course further develops the attendee’s knowledge of the life of road safety barriers, from design through to installation, inspection and maintenance. The opportunity to meet industry suppliers and inspect sample barriers is also provided.
Following the successful completion of this course attendees will be recognised on the published list of Road Safety Barrier Professionals on the VicRoads website.
This course examines design standards, traffic engineering and road safety with a focus on the needs of heavy vehicles.
This course is an excellent introduction for practitioners to consider heavy vehicle needs and how to best manage them on the road network. This half day workshop explores unique heavy vehicle road design issues including swept paths, sight distances, geometric design elements, rollover prevention and other road safety issues.
ROAD SAFETY BARRIERS I - FUNDAMENTALS (ONE DAY)
This course provides attendees with an understanding of the fundamentals of road safety barriers, including the types of road safety barriers, identification of hazards, the appropriate use of barriers and the testing standards.
This course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to attend the Road Safety Barriers II – Applications course (unless an exemption is sought from VicRoads Network Design Services).
*NEW* TRAFFIC SIGNALS TRAINING
5 September 2019 - Brisbane
11 September - Townsville
MAKING ROADS MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLY TRAINING
This two-day workshop presents the latest practice in the safe and efficient design of traffic signal installations.
The workshop presents detailed information and instruction on using the Austroads Guides. Participants will gain an understanding of the traffic engineering principles involved in designing traffic signals. Safety, efficiency and the behaviour of drivers and pedestrians will be emphasised. Extensive use of exercises and case studies ensures that trainees gain experience in preparing display sequences and determining alternate phasing arrangements.
Participants will be actively involved in the learning via group exercises on signal timing, coordination, controller settings and equipment location. Content in the workshop is drawn from Austroads Guide to Traffic Management, Parts 6, 9 and 10.
TOUR DE MELBOURNE - THE RACE TO IMPROVE CYCLIST SAFETY
This novel auditor training will provide participants the opportunity to experience first-hand how infrastructure impacts cyclists.
Attendees will be provided a bicycle or e-bike (or they may bring their own) and will be guided on a cycling tour that highlights a variety of cycling treatments both on and off-road. This hands-on approach will give attendees insight into how this vulnerable road user experiences the metropolitan network and the hazards they face. Moreover, being actively involved in the training course will sharpen attendee’s skills in identifying hazards and providing solutions for cycling infrastructure.
Stops will be made along the journey for the group to pause and reflect on the ride. Experienced facilitators will provide insight and communicate what is ‘best practice’ for delivering cycling infrastructure. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences of the ride whilst developing their understanding of what treatments are available.
10 - 12 September 2019
2019 Dates TBC
*NEW* PARKING TRAINING
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS
ROAD SAFETY BARRIERS TRAINING
Based on the latest Australian Standard AS 1742 series and Queensland Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) this interactive workshop comprehensively covers the function, and importance of road signs and line markings.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is adopting Australian Standard AS1742 series as part of national harmonisation. Harmonisation of the Queensland MUTCD will affect all users of the MUTCD including Transport and Main Roads Regions/Districts, Local Government Authorities, Contractors and Consultants. All users will need to refer to both the Queensland MUTCD and the Australian Standard.
This one-day technical training provides professionals with the knowledge and skills to select appropriate signs or line markings and their locations consistent with current guidance on Australian roads. Having the appropriate signs and line markings ensures the safety of road users and assists with introduction of autonomous vehicles.
*NEW* CYCLING AUDITOR
ABN: 98 164 341 084
Industry Code: 99994
2019 Dates TBC
16 October 2019
Parking drives the place experience - let’s drive somewhere nice.
This one-day workshop looks beyond lines and signs to consider the way in which parking planning can enhance place amenity, local access and walk safety. The failure to understand and manage impacts risks the delivery of parking into places that are no longer worth visiting, shopping or stopping in. The impacts occur well beyond the car park. They include congestion, cruising, vehicle conflicts with cyclists and pedestrians and associated amenity.
Attendees will come away from this workshop with practical ideas for better, smarter, integrated urban parking and complementary place access solutions. We invite you to bring your own parking issues and ideas for group discussion.
This course won the 2017 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
Making Roads Motorcycle Friendly is an internationally recognised half-day course designed to raise awareness of the vulnerability of motorcyclists.
The course focuses on developing an understanding of motorcycle fatality and serious injury rates, why we need to design roads with motorcyclists in mind, the complexities in motorcycle riding, injury vulnerability of motorcyclists and where motorcyclists fit in within the Safe System. It also highlights how road design/construction and maintenance or reinstatement works can be performed in ways that improve safety for motorcyclists.
SAFE SYSTEM PRINCIPLES & SAFE SYSTEM ASSESSMENT TRAINING
8 to 80 TRAINING
9 October 2019
- small groups (maximum 12 participants)
The course meets the Austroads course requirements to become an accredited Road Safety Auditor.
This course is relevant to individuals who are required to manage the Road Safety Audit process and its outcomes.
Current accredited Road Safety Auditors that wish to undertake a refresher course may also attend.
‘8 to 80’ refers to the aspiration that our transport network should be designed and operated to cater for anyone from 8 to 80 years old.
This interactive course explores the complexities of a growing and ageing population and how the road network needs to adapt to account for this changing demographic.The course explores the characteristics of older pedestrians, including users of motorised mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs; younger pedestrians; and older drivers, and relates them to road design elements.
The Safe System forms the basis of Towards Zero, the Victorian Government’s Road Safety Strategy. Participants of day 1 will gain an understanding of the Safe System philosophy, managing roadside hazards, intersection energy management and Safe System Assessments.
On day 2 participants can compare their Safe System thinking with current real world applications. This training expands on the Safe System Principles course with more practical elements involving the use of the Austroads Safe System Assessment Framework. Day 2 is only suitable for those with existing knowledge of the Safe System. Participants can elect to attend one or both days of the training.
ROAD SAFETY AUDIT TRAINING
2019 Dates TBC
When is it best to use a STOP or GIVE WAY sign? Where and why are yellow lines are painted on the road?
This interactive workshop covers these and more signage and pavement marking questions based on the latest Australian Standards AS 1742 series.
Consistency of signage and line marking across Australia is an important part of the road network, it provides road users the necessary information to be able to quickly recognise the actions which need to be taken on the road.
This one-day technical training provides professionals with the knowledge and skills to choose and install line marking consistent with the standards and guidelines on Australian roads.
ROAD DESIGN FOR HEAVY VEHICLES TRAINING
SIGNS & LINES TRAINING
23 & 24 September 2019 - Kew