Road safety

Cover of Asset management Strategy for Road-related Assets (Safety Infrastructure)
Asset management Strategy for Road-related Assets (Safety Infrastructure)
  • Publication no: AP-T309-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-19-1
  • Published: 9 May 2018

The provision and maintenance of safety infrastructure such as safety barriers and safety fences enhances roadside safety and vehicle movement and reduces the risk of road crashes and their severity.

This report provides guidance for the management of these safety infrastructure assets to maximise the level of service at a minimum life-cycle cost, mitigate risks to road users, and to assist in continually improving planning, maintenance and operations.It includes a template for an asset management strategy for safety infrastructure which focuses on achieving a well-defined and broadly accepted level of service, recognising and managing risks to road users and assets, and using whole-of-life costs as its criterion. Performance monitoring, review and feedback processes are also suggested to identify improvements in the planning process.

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Purpose
    • 1.3. Application of the Generic Framework to Safety Infrastructure
    • 1.4. Content and Structure of the Report
  • 2. Asset Management Strategy for Safety Infrastructure
    • 2.1. Strategic Focus
    • 2.2. Asset Management Objectives for Safety Infrastructure
    • 2.3. Legislative and Statutory Requirements
    • 2.4. Road Network Context
    • 2.5. Description of the Safety Infrastructure Assets
    • 2.6. Level of Service and Needs Identification
      • 2.6.1. General Considerations
      • 2.6.2. Level of Service and Performance Indicators
      • 2.6.3. Risk Designation
    • 2.7. Condition Assessment Monitoring and Performance
      • 2.7.1. Types of Inspection and Monitoring
      • 2.7.2. Hazard or Safety Inspections
      • 2.7.3. Routine Inspections
      • 2.7.4. Reactive or Requested Inspections
      • 2.7.5. Ad hoc Inspections
      • 2.7.6. Operational Monitoring
    • 2.8. Maintenance
    • 2.9. Prioritisation of Upgrade Works
    • 2.10. Replacement Works
    • 2.11. Work Quality Considerations
      • 2.11.1. Product Testing, Acceptance and Commissioning
      • 2.11.2. In-service Performance Evaluation
    • 2.12. Budget Considerations and Whole-of-life Costs
  • 3. Asset Management Action Plan for Safety Infrastructure
  • 4. Conclusions and Suggestions
  • References
  • Appendix A Definitions
  • Appendix B Example of Inventory File
  • Appendix C Examples of Good Practice
  • C.1 Inspection Checklist
  • C.2 Routine Servicing
  • Appendix D Photographs of Safety Infrastructure
  • D.1 General
  • D.2 Safety Barriers
  • D.3 Safety Fences