Led by CIHT South East, this webinar will look at the use of 'passive safety' products as a way to reduce the severity of injuries caused by collisions. The webinar will be chaired by CIHT South East chair, Stephen Haggett and will include a live Q&A.
This webinar is an introduction into ‘passive safety’, the term given to more forgiving roadside features that aim to reduce collision injury severity. Passively safe products are now widely used on the motorway and trunk road network and have offered additional benefits in terms of street furniture repairs and maintenance.
The presentation will provide advice on the adoption and selection processes of passively safe signposts, lighting columns, traffic signal poles, bollards (and other passively safe street furniture) for a wide range of environments. Examples of practical applications in rural and urban road situations will also be exhibited.
Furthermore, an outline of the recent changes to the specifications within the Passive Safety standard (EN 12767), will be explained. This standard changes the way in which existing and new passively safe products are classified, affecting how they will need to be specified. It will look at the individual classifications, the way in which new structures are planted / installed, the performance over the lifetime of the structure and changes to standards related to roof deformation during collision events.
Andrew has over forty five years’ experience in traffic and highway engineering, road safety and staff management, gained with local authorities at district and county levels and with civil engineering consultancies.
Once Managing Director at UK Roads Ltd (which organised regional seminars and exhibitions in the U.K. and arranged crash test demonstrations for national media/professional publications), he has been Secretary for REMA since 2011.
National Sales Manager UK & Ireland - Pole Products, Hydro Extrusion BV
Ian has worked in the highways industry since 2008. Working in the ITS sector with Dynniq and currently heading up the UK & Ireland Operations for Pole Products, a division of Norsk Hydro.
He has been a leading advocate in the use of passively safe roadside structures in the UK for many years and has played a key role in the growth and understanding of passive safety throughout the UK highway industry. He has been instrumental in the development of the most comprehensive range of passive safe products currently available.