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Road Safety Audits

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A Road Safety Audit is a formal assessment of safety issues at a proposed junction or along a proposed stretch of roadway. Road Safety Audits are carried out by third parties, independent of the road design team in accordance with the requirements of the NRA: DMRB and more specifically NRA HD 19/09 ‘Road Safety Audit’.

The audit team should identify potential safety hazards which might arise from the scheme and recommend measures to eliminate these problems. It is then up to the road design team to respond to the recommendations of the audit team, by either justifying the original design or incorporating the recommendations into the design.

For major road projects road safety audits are generally carried out during the design process at the following stages: Stage F (Route Selection); Stage 1 (Preliminary Design); Stage 2: (Detailed Design); Stage 3 (Post Construction).

For smaller schemes the prevailing authority can request a road safety audit to be undertaken during the planning process, and this is usually classified as a Stage 1/2 Audit.

All our staff are suitability qualified to carry out road safety audits with official accreditation from the National Roads Authority.


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