Road Safety Audit

Wilbar Associate's experienced Road Safety Audit team will deliver your Road Safety Audit (RSA) to Highways Agency Standard HD19/15 and any other Highway Authority or Local Authority standards as required.

We undertake RSA for all types of highway, public realm and development schemes including:

  • New highway schemes
  • Highway improvement schemes.
  • Junction improvement schemes including signal, roundabout and priority junctions.
  • Local and Area wide safety schemes.
  • Controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings
  • Bus priority schemes
  • Cycle schemes including cycle lanes, cycle crossings and cycle facilities at signals
  • Public Realm and streetscape improvement schemes
  • Parking schemes including Controlled Parking Zones
  • Development schemes (To meet the requirements of Local and Regional Planning Planning Authorities as part of planning applications)

RSA is mandatory for Motorway and Trunk Road schemes, however most Local Highway Authorities adopt this procedure and apply the standards to highway schemes within their area. Local Planning Authorities may also require a Safety Audit as part of a planning application when new highways or new junctions or accesses with existing highways form part of the application.

There are four stages of Road Safety Audit:

STAGE 1
Stage 1 is undertaken at feasibility and preliminary design stage of a highway scheme and for development led schemes in support of a planning application and prior to planning consent.

STAGE 2
A Stage 2 RSA is undertaken at detailed design stage and is concerned with the more detailed aspects of the scheme. The Auditors will consider junction layout, signs, carriageway markings, signal layouts and timings, servicing requirements, lighting provision and other issues.

Frequently with smaller scale schemes that have proceeded directly to detailed design stage a combined stages 1 and 2 audit can be carried out.

STAGE 3
The Stage 3 RSA is carried out when the scheme is substantially completed and with new highway schemes prior to opening. With smaller schemes and where improvements are carried out within the existing highway the Stage 3 Audit is carried out generally within 1 month of the scheme completion.

The relevant Road Policing department and the organisation responsible for future maintenance are normally be invited to the Audit. Site inspections are carried out both during daylight and during the hours of darkness.

STAGE 4
The purpose of the Stage 4 RSA is to monitor the road safety impact of the scheme and review accident data for the first 12 and 36 months of the scheme operation.

In particular the Stage 4 Audit identifies locations where collisions have occurred and establishes any causal patterns and can recommend remedial action.

We are always available to discuss your Road Safety Audit requirements, to advise on procedure and to provide a competitive quotation.

Please contact:
Duncan Paul Driver mail@wilbarassociates.co.uk