Road Safety Audit and Inspection

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Road Safety Audit and Inspection


This one-week course on Road Safety Audit and Inspection aims to help professionals in the field identify traffic safety problems, understand and apply audit principles and check lists, acquire and compile relevant material necessary to carry out a Road Safety Audit/Inspection, and then training to carry out the audit or inspection.


Road Safety Audit (RSA) and Inspection (RSI) are formal safety performance examinations of existing and/or future roads by an independent audit team. These examinations qualitatively estimate and report on potential road safety issues and to identify opportunities for safety improvements for all road users. RSA and RSI represent an additional tool within the suite of tools that currently make up a multidisciplinary safety management system aimed at improving safety. Well implemented and well-functioning RSA and RSI save lives as well as money.

A Road Safety Auditor should have experience in Road Safety Engineering, linked to an understanding of traffic engineering and traffic management, road design and road construction techniques and road user behaviour.


The aim of the course is to give the participants knowledge and training in the principles and tools to plan and perform a Road Safety Audit and Inspection in a systematic and documented way. The course content includes the specific phases of Road Safety Audit, Procurement, Review, Analysis, Reporting, Arbitration and Finalization. Teaching methods include group work and role play.


The Department of Technology and Society at Lund University has long been active in research and education in road safety. Its multidisciplinary composition includes expertise in Civil Engineering, Psychology and Sociology.

The department offers graduate courses in Traffic Planning, Traffic Engineering and Highway Engineering, as well as specially designed courses for practitioners.


In order to obtain approval for the entire course, the participant has to pass the pre-exam on knowledge of Traffic Safety Engineering, actively participate in all activities of the course and pass the final home exam.


The one week course comprises lectures, case studies, workshops, and field observations. The work is carried out in groups of 2-3 participants.


The main tutor is András Várhelyi, Professor at the Faculty of Engineering. Dr. András Várhelyi has a PhD in Transport Engineering and has 20 years of teaching experience of problem based learning. His main areas of research interest are: Traffic Safety Management, Speed Management, Traffic Surveys, Black-spot Analysis, Behavioural Studies, Road Safety Measures, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). He also has field experience from working in developing countries.

Target group

Road safety professionals, preferably with a background of Civil Engineering



Course fee

14 500 SEK (Approx 1500 Euro), VAT excluded.
Fee includes lectures, literature, course binder, coffee breaks, lunches, farewell mingle, certificate and medical insurance.

Course period

One week organised in Lund, Sweden. Specific dates upon request.


Application to course is binding.
At cancellation four weeks before the course start, the participant will be billed 7000 SEK. At cancellation less than 2 weeks before the course start, the participant will be billed the full amount. Substitution of participants is allowed at any time and without charges, but it is advisable that such should take place at the start of the course.

For more information and application

Jessica Hansson at Lund University Commissioned Education,
+46-46 222 07 07
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