Safe System Revisited What road safety can learn from system safety in other hazardous industries

Road safety has significantly improved since the worst years in the 1970s. However, the achievements of the past have become increasingly difficult to sustain in most developed countries. By comparison, safety in other safety critical industries has achieved significantly greater benefits.
Safe System Revisited What road safety can learn from system safety in other hazardous industries

Road safety improvements have become harder to achieve and will become more difficult in future. This presentation describes a more thorough systems approach based on theory and comprehensive practice that has been successfully applied in hazardous industries. The presentation concludes with opportunities for making road safety strategies more effective and efficient in future.


This presentation firstly compares road safety management with industrial safety management which has applied a more thorough systems approach based on theory and comprehensive practice for the last 30 years. Secondly, the historical nature of road safety strategies is contrasted with the increasingly difficult and unpredictable future context that road safety strategies are targeted towards.

The presentation concludes with challenges and opportunities for making road safety strategies as effective and efficient as possible in achieving future outcomes.

About The Speaker:

Dr Brett Hughes- Principal P7Safety; Research Fellow Curtin University

Dr Brett Hughes is a professional engineer with over 40 years’ experience in engineering, transport planning, policy and research. He is now an independent transport researcher and advocate is an adjunct research fellow at Curtin University

Brett maintains an active interest in road safety and research, having authored 40 papers on diverse transport topics. Brett was recently awarded a PhD for his thesis, A Comprehensive Framework for Future Road Safety Strategies. Previously, Brett held senior executive and management positions in policy and planning in the Department of Transport, Curtin University, the Australasian Railway Association, the Department for Planning and Infrastructure, Main Roads WA, the Ministry for Planning, and has worked as a principal consultant.

Registration Opens: 12.00pm

Presentation Starts: 12.15pm

Presentation Ends: 1.15pm

Networking Ends: 1.45pm

Date
13 / 06 / 2019 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm
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AWST
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Registration Closes
13 / 06 / 2019 11:30 am
Venue
Engineers Australia Perth Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
,
Western Australia
,
6005
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Transport Australia Society Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Dr Brett Hughes- Principal P7Safety; Research Fellow Curtin University
Host(s)
Transport Australia Society
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5