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IHE Branch Event

Online: Introduction to the Road Safety Audit

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 1 CPD Hour
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Wed 16 Aug 2023 Online via Teams FREE

Full Details


UK – 16:00hrs – 17:00hrs
Doha -18:00hrs – 19:00hrs

The IHE Middle East Branch would like to invite you to their next technical webinar on Wednesday 16th August 2023. 


Roads are an essential part of our everyday lives. Our road network is vital in helping the country to grow and develop. Without roads to serve them, new homes would not be built and new places of employment and leisure would not be developed. Road safety is everybody’s business, and we all have a stake in making our roads includes (footways/pavements, cycleways and verges) as safe as possible.

The objective of the road safety audit (RSA) process is to provide an effective, independent review of the road safety implications of engineering interventions such as highway improvements and new road schemes for all road users. It is derived from United Kingdom’s Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), design standards relating to the design, assessment and operation of motorway and all-purpose trunk roads in the United Kingdom. Road Safety is included in GG119 which states;

“Where there are physical changes to the highway impacting on road user behaviour or resulting in a change to the outcome of a collision on the trunk road and motorway network, road safety audit (RSA) shall apply” and “shall not apply where a physical change to the highway will not impact on road user behaviour or change the outcome of a collision on the trunk road and motorway network.”

The road safety audit is not a design check, does not consider if the scheme has been constructed as per the design or to standard, unless there is an associated safety issue. There are four stages of Road Safety Audit. The audit team usually comprise a minimum of two persons with appropriate levels of training, skills and experience in Road Safety Engineering and/or Collision Data Analysis.

Finally, conducting a road safety audit helps save lives and prevent serious injuries for road users. The road safety audits are considered most proactive way of identifying safety related risks and hazards of highway design. They are also an effective tool for minimising remedial work and other corrective actions within a project’s lifecycle. Therefore, conducting an audit helps reduce the long-term costs associated with a highway project.


Mr Rizwan Sharif (MSc, MIHE) is working as a Traffic and Road Safety Engineer with the Leicestershire County Council in the UK for over five years, prior to that he has worked for Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a Traffic Engineer. He is part of the team responsible for traffic management and road safety related enquiries and schemes on the County Council’s highway network. The County Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of over 4000km (nearly 2500 miles) of highway network. Leicestershire covers an area of approximately 2,000 square kilometres (around 1250 square miles) with a population of over 700,000 people.

He has an engineering background in the field of Civil Engineering and completed his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham Trent University and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Derby University.

His experience has included project management and design of highway schemes ranging from minor improvements such as implementation of pedestrian crossings to cycle corridors, casualty reduction schemes and area wide speed limit changes. He is currently overseeing the delivery of a Casualty Reduction programme of works for Leicestershire County Council, including identifying and prioritising cluster sites and routes, analysing collision data and developing casualty reduction schemes as well as attending all fatal collision sites.

He has a keen interest in road safety and traffic management related issues in the UK and Overseas and is a member of Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).

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