About SoRSA

SoRSA represents an exciting initiative for the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), in providing a home for the development of professional highways safety auditing best practice.

 

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SoRSA (Society of Road Safety Auditors) represents an exciting initiative for the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), in providing a home for the development of professional highways safety auditing best practice.

SoRSA has been established by the Institution as a response to a growing call from professionals operating in the field of safety auditing and safety engineering practice in the UK, for a forum to exchange best practice and, importantly, to provide advice and ultimately routes to professional recognition for safety auditing practitioners.

Importantly, SoRSA is an association of the CIHT and therefore has a committee structure and constitution similar to the established regional branches. Uniquely, it is a branch of professionals from a specialist discipline. If you are an existing CIHT Member, you can join SoRSA from wherever you live in the UK, or indeed abroad.

Constitution

The SoRSA Constitution outlines the social objectives, membership, composition of committees and election processes. The Constitution was agreed on 14 June 2010.

The Constitution is available to view here:

SoRSA Constitution V8

Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship & Award of Honorary Fellowship

The Society may grant the status of Honorary Fellowship in specific circumstances largely intended to reward significant involvement in the field of Road Safety Audit.

Scope and Process

Honorary Fellow is the Society’s most senior grade of Membership and is only conferred on persons of eminence or distinction within the field of Road Safety Audit.

The grant of Honorary Fellowship may only be conferred on persons who are not members of the Society as the Society’s committee shall in their absolute discretion think fit.

Any member of the Society may nominate a person for consideration as an Honorary Fellow and should provide supporting evidence to justify the nomination. The nomination should be submitted to the Society’s Honorary Secretary in writing and the submission should include the supporting evidence.

The Society’s committee will consider all such nominations at their next meeting and will announce the grant at an appropriate time, e.g. the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

 

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership & Award of Honorary Membership

The Society may grant the status of Honorary Membership in specific circumstances largely intended to reward persons who have an overarching role in defining Road Safety Audit policy at regional and national level.

Scope and Process

Honorary Member is a significant award granted by the Society. The award may only be conferred on persons who have a clear and distinct role in defining Road Safety Audit policy within their operational area only and may not be awarded to persons who undertake Road Safety Audits.

The Society’s committee shall have absolute discretion in determining who should receive the award.

Any member of the Society may nominate a person for consideration as an Honorary Member and should provide supporting evidence to justify the nomination. The nomination should be submitted to the Society’s Honorary Secretary in writing and the submission should include the supporting evidence.

The Society’s committee will consider all such nominations at their next meeting and will announce the grant at an appropriate time, e.g. the Society’s Annual General Meeting.

 

Criteria

The key nomination criteria are that potential recipients should have:

  • Had a significant involvement in the initial or ongoing development of Road Safety Audit; and
  • Their status should be considered to be ‘long-lasting’, i.e. even after retirement or (possibly) death; their name should have some resonance.

In making nominations members may consider:

  • Will a significant proportion of the membership of SoRSA recognise the names of the Honorary Fellows and understand, without explanation, why they have received the honour?
  • Will the industry remember the Honorary Fellow after he/she has retired or died?
  • Will association of the name of Honorary Fellow with SoRSA bring benefit (status by association) to SoRSA either in the UK or overseas?
  • Will the recipient of Honorary Fellowship understand and appreciate the honour being bestowed?

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