Road Safety/NMU Audits
Road Safety Audit
The aims of a road safety audit are to:
- ensure that highway schemes will operate as safe as practicable,
- minimise risk, collision numbers, severity and conflict,
- that all road users are considered with regards to safety in particular, vulnerable road users, eg. pedestrians, cyclists, equestrians, motorcyclists, the visually and mobility impaired and
- to improve safety awareness in the highway design process.
We undertake detailed independent road safety audits from feasibility stage to final construction. PAF's road safety engineers are Highways Agency approved and meet the criteria contained in the relevant standard (DMRB HD19/03). They have conducted in excess of 500 safety audits for various design organisations from small scale improvements to major new build schemes on all classification of highway both rural and urban. Our resources include members of staff who are experienced horse riders and advanced police motorcyclists, their knowledge and experience is is a valuable asset which is utilised when auditing schemes.
Non-Motorised User Audit
The audit is a systematic approach applied to planned changes to the transport network, which is designed to ensure that opportunities to encourage vulnerable road users to use the network are considered comprehensively and that conditions affecting vulnerable road users are not inadvertently made worse.
In order to comply with the current standard regarding non-motorised users (DMRB HD 42/05) PAF are now receiving an increase in commissions from design organisations to conduct audits relating to their proposed highway schemes.