Sector Schemes: What Are They and How Should They Be Used in Australia?

In response to a nationally identified need to improve both the standard of safety barrier installation and maintenance works, in addressing community road safety, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) sponsored an industry forum in Parramatta convened by the Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel (ASBAP) on August 21, 2013. The forum was attended by 66 stakeholders concerned with manufacturing, supply, hiring and rental, installing, and maintaining safety barriers in Australia and New Zealand. There was overwhelming support at the forum for improvement to the industry. Preference was expressed by the industry represented at the forum for a national system that not only ensured conformance across states but created uniform standards and “level playing field” for both construction and maintenance across Australia and New Zealand. The industry and road authorities felt the creation and adoption of a national training and accreditation scheme, not only for the installers, but for designers, engineers, surveillance personnel, and the associated and integral skills involved in deploying the correct safety hardware at the right location, constructed in accordance with standards, was paramount. This paper describes efforts to introduce a sector scheme similar to the one existing in the UK for industry training and accreditation.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 10-16
  • Monograph Title: Roadside Safety Design and Devices: International Workshop, March 26, 2015, Melbourne, Australia
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01675950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2018 10:16AM