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  Developing a Prototype Safety Risk Model & Safety Risk Profile Bulletin For the HA  
system   26. July 2013 at 13:01  ·  views: 1869  back to rraf

Project Background

The Highways Agency recently launched a new strategic vision which set out the following the goals; • Provide a service that our customers can trust • Set the standard for delivery • Deliver sustainable solutions • Have the safest roads in the world • Ensure the network is a dynamic and resilient asset We are aiming to achieve these objectives in the context of a future where there are fewer accident hotspots, more challenging performance targets and less funding; it therefore needs to develop the tools to identify and understand road safety risk in new, more sophisticated ways. As part of this response we have appointed Risk Solutions to explore the idea of developing an holistic safety risk model for the Strategic Road Network (SRN) in England.

Project Objectives

The objective of this project is the development of a Safety Risk Model. The model will capture the safety risks associated with the operation, maintenance and improvement of the SRN and particularly the interactions between risks to road users, road workers, Traffic Officers and third parties. From the model it will be possible to report the risk profile of the SRN in the form of a Safety Risk Profile Bulletin. The information in the bulletin will inform strategic decisions regarding the operation, maintenance and improvement of the SRN. Risk Solutions are performing a ‘proof of concept’ study to consider; • The required scope and functions for the model • Approaches to building the model (including the modelling methodology and software platforms) • The availability of data to populate the model, plus the necessary processes for obtaining this data • Potential outputs from the model and content of the risk profile bulletin • Potential business uses and benefits.

Project Summary

A prototype Safety Risk Model and outline Safety Risk Profile Bulletin will be produced and used to demonstrate the potential uses and benefits of this approach to understanding the safety risks on the network and whether we should consider taking forward a full development project in a future financial year.

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research info
Enviroment, Energy & Resources
- other envoronmental issues
current project status
100k - 500k EUR
6 - 24 months
project type
start date
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on 26.07.2013 13:01
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on 26.07.2013 13:01