Toward safe system infrastructure – application and development of safe system assessment in Victoria
Keywords: IRAP, AusRAP, etc., Road Design, Policy Development and Implementation
Submission Date: 2019
Safe System Assessment (SSA) is now widely used by VicRoads during the planning and design of road infrastructure projects to assess alignment with Safe System objectives. The methodology closely follows the Austroads framework (Turner et al, 2016). Based on experience and lessons learned when conducting SSAs, VicRoads has developed Safe System Assessment Guidelines (VicRoads, 2018) that provide enhanced guidance on when, how and who should conduct an assessment. The Guidelines mandate that SSA is to be undertaken on all projects with an estimated cost exceeding $5 million. SSA will also be used to measure safety performance under VicRoads Movement and Place framework.