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Industry Event

Online: Advancing safety inspections: the case for change

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Wed 12 May 2021 Book now

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Time: 11am

The way in which roads are designed, maintained and inspected has stayed the same for many years. Many local authorities are facing an increasing squeeze on budgets and remain risk averse when it comes to trialing new ways of doing things.

Safety though remains a number one priority for councils and they must regularly inspect the roads they’re responsible for by way of statutory obligation.

The way in which these inspections are done can be time consuming, but they are vital for keeping roads safe and provide authorities with critical evidence necessary for defending against claims.

Technology can play an important role in advancing how these inspections are carried out and help move the sector away from traditional approaches.

Traditionalists will always argue that you cannot beat the human eye. But anything that can be done to help assist human making decisions should be welcomed.

Capturing data which highlights every safety defect across inspection routes can support decisions made by safety inspectors and the benefits can be even wider than this.

LCRIG has teamed up with Gaist to deliver an exclusive webinar entitled ‘Advancing safety inspections: the case for change’.

The webinar will examine the following:

– Moving away from traditional approaches to highways safety inspections
– How to help highway inspectors through technological advances
– The importance of data
– Reaping wider rewards through an innovative approach
– Why safety is key

The discussion – which is taking place at 11am on 12 May – will challenge councils to look holistically at their highways safety inspection regimes.

Panelists include:

– Christina Liassides, Senior Consultant – Professional Services, Gaist
– Shaun Taylor, Highway Maintenance Manager at Bristol City Council
– Paul Boss, Chief Executive, Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA)
– Steve Spender, Chief Executive, Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Registration for the event will be monitored and permitted upon approval.

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