Online Course: Introduction to Road Safety Audits
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Online Course: Introduction to Road Safety Audits

October 9 October 11 CEST


Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties because design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions.  

Organised by the International Road Federation together with the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre (University of Qatar), in collaboration with the World Conference on Transport Research Society with support from Khatib&Alami, this three-day online course will look at Road Safety Audits and Inspections comprehensively as an introduction to these tools.

This course is free and open to everyone, professional or not, transportation and traffic sector, willing to deepen their knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance their technical and professional competencies in Road Safety Audits.

Learning Outcomes

This course will allow participants to:

  • Learn how to focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries.
  • Identify the risks of a road network. 

  • Understand the benefitsresources and liability issues associated with the Road Safety Audits / Road Safety Inspections. 

  • Understand the scope of a Road Safety Audit, and correctly utilize national and international reference manuals. 

  • Understand the role and skills of each member of a road safety audit team. 

  • Understand which data sources are available to support recommendations for remedial measures. 


The course will be delivered online on 9, 10 and 11 October. To visualize the agenda for each day, click to expand:

DAY 1 Saturday 9th October – 4 HOURS

12:00-13:15 [Doha Time] 


Wael Alhajyaseen, Dr.-Eng, MEng, PE –  Associate Professor, Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center 

The New Decade of Action and the Importance of Infrastructure Safety 

Susanna Zammataro, Director General, International Road Federation (IRF) 

General Concepts in Road Safety (Safe System) 

  • Course overview 
  • What the “Safe System” means for road & highway professionals 



Introduction to Road Safety Audits II 

  • Requirements to undertake a Road Safety Audit / Road Safety Inspection 
  • Stages of a Road Safety Audit 
  • Projects to audit 

Day 1 Wrap-Up

DAY 2 Sunday 10th October – 2 HOURS

17:00-19:00 [Doha Time] 

Introduction to Road Safety Audits III 

  • Most frequent problems. Check lists. 
  • Experiences in other countries 

Day 2 Wrap-up   

DAY 3 Monday 11th October – 2 HOURS

17:00-19:00 [Doha Time] 

Introduction to Road Safety Audits IV 

  • Benefits of Road Safety Measures 
  • What Works and What Does Not Work 

Day 3 Wrap-up & Conclusions  

Note: the link to register to days 2 and 3 will be shared after the first day and only to participants who attend day 1.

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.