In 2015, the Roads Australia Capacity Chapter is working with Austroads and key stakeholders to develop a national platform for road safety barrier installer accreditation.
Roads Australia recently facilitated the first Transportation Research Board AFB20 (2) Roadside Design Safety Meeting in Melbourne. The meeting of 100 local and international delegates was hosted by RA member, Monash University, and reviewed roadside safety status and developments in Australia.
The extensive agenda focussed on the installation and maintenance of roadside safety hardware, the safe system and roadsides, work zone safety and roadside safety hardware developments and motorcycle safety. Delegates also experienced Monash University’s CAVE2™ - the world’s most advanced 3D visualisation facility. Round table discussion at the meeting debated road safety barrier installation, wire rope barriers, guard rail posts and road safety barrier auditing with delegates.
Industry and suppliers strongly supported national certification for road safety barrier installers and delegates urged road authorities to assist in effectively eliminating poor installation practices by further investigating the UK’s LANTRA sector scheme model as a national platform for implementation across Australia.
Presentations from the event can be downloaded HERE
The next Transportation Research Board AFB20 (2) Roadside Design Safety Meeting and Summer Workshop will be held in Chicago on July 12-15, 2015.