Gateway TSP Services

Road Safety Audit

Gateway TSP has extensive experience conducting Road Safety Audits, a requirement relating to the design, assessment and operation of road schemes, with the purpose of identifying improvements in safety for all road users. A Road Safety Audit is undertaken by our team of skilled personnel, who are highly trained and experienced in collision investigation and road safety engineering. Gateway TSP conduct audits to the standard ‘HD19/15’, part of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), produced by Highways England. The audit team evaluate a highway improvement scheme during the design phases, at the end of construction and post-construction. The audit will identify road safety concerns and suggest measures intended to eliminate or mitigate potential safety problems before they arise.

The objective of a Road Safety Audit is to identify aspects of a Highway Improvement Scheme that could give rise to road safety problems and to suggest modifications that would improve the road safety of the resultant scheme. Road safety auditors identify and address problem areas using the experience gained from highway design, road safety engineering, collision analysis and road safety related research.
(Ref: HD 19/15 Volume 5 Section 2)

A Road Safety Audit is conducted during four key stages of the development process:

  1. Preliminary Design - often prior to submission for planning permission
  2. Detailed Design - before tender documents have been submitted
  3. Construction Phase
  4. Collision Monitoring and Analysis - post opening of the highway scheme

Road Safety Audit Team

Our experienced Road Safety Audit Team is well versed in current practices and developments in Road Safety Engineering and Collision Analysis. The audit team remains independent of the engineering design team.

Stages 1 and 2 can be combined if the scheme is small in nature. Some highway improvement schemes will only require a Stage 4 Road Safety Audit if further collision monitoring and analysis is requested by the highway authority.

Road Safety Audits are suitable for (but not limited to):

  • Traffic calming schemes
  • Pedestrian and cycling schemes
  • Priority controlled junctions
  • Roundabout junctions
  • New or amended traffic signal junctions
  • New highway links