Asset management

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Asset Management Within a Safe System
  • Publication no: AP-R442-13
  • ISBN: 978-1-925037-10-4
  • Published: 26 June 2013

This report documents the outcomes of an Austroads project which considered the asset management implications of the new Safe System approach and investigated what implementing a Safe System would mean for asset managers. The report provides a background to the Safe System and examines a range of infrastructure and road use management solutions which could help reduce road trauma. The solutions proposed extend beyond traditional solutions, building on the Safe System philosophy and integrating these with asset maintenance and road safety practice.

  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Project Aim
    • 1.3. Method
    • 1.4. This Report
      • 1.4.1. Purpose
      • 1.4.2. Scope
  • 2. Emergence of the safe system approach
    • 2.1. The Safe System
    • 2.2. Safe System Infrastructure, Road Use Management and CITS
      • 2.2.1. Framework for Infrastructure Solutions
      • 2.2.2. Speed Management and Speed Limits
      • 2.2.3. Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
    • 2.3. What is Different about the Safe System Approach?
    • 2.4. Relation to Road Asset Maintenance Practices
  • 3. Convergence of Asset Management and Safe System
    • 3.1. Aims of Asset Management
    • 3.2. Similarities and the Basis for Convergence
    • 3.3. An Asset Management Framework for a Safe System
    • 3.4. Opportunities for Integration
      • 3.4.1. Overview
      • 3.4.2. Specific Drivers
      • 3.4.3. Developments in Current Practice and Distinguishing between Brownfield and Greenfield Sites
      • 3.4.4. Development of the Australian National Risk Assessment Model and Associated Best Practice
  • 4. Achieving Integration
    • 4.1. General Requirements
    • 4.2. Specific Process Requirements
  • 5. Safe System and Asset Management Integration: Applications and Examples
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Phase 1: Setting Policy Objectives
    • 5.3. Phase 2: Asset Strategies
    • 5.4. Phases 3 and 4: Investment Program and Identify Asset Requirements
      • 5.4.1. Availability and Use of Infrastructure Related Data and Crash Data
      • 5.4.2. Safety Performance of Road Infrastructure and Mitigation Measures
      • 5.4.3. Cost Implications of Safe System Treatments
      • 5.4.4. Appropriate Processes, Systems and Tools
  • 6. Proposed amendments to the current Austroads guides
    • 6.1. Guide to Asset Management
    • 6.2. Guide to Road Safety
    • 6.3. Other Guides
  • 7. Conclusions
    • 7.1. General
    • 7.2. Specific Conclusions
      • 7.2.1. Phase 1: Setting Policy Objectives
      • 7.2.2. Phase 2: Asset Strategies
      • 7.2.3. Phases 3 and 4: Tactical Planning and Programming, and Project Development
      • 7.2.4. Research and Development Needs
  • References
  • Appendix A ANRAM Data Requirements