As part of the continuous efforts to implement the National Traffic Safety Action Plan (2018-2022), a training workshop on Road Traffic Safety Management was recently organised by the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Centre (QTTSC) at Qatar University College of Engineering in collaboration with the International Road Federation.
The workshop aimed to provide information on the elements of the Road Traffic Safety Management system (RTSM) including the institutional management, the interventions and the results.
Furthermore, the workshop addressed the requirements of ISO 39001 standards and finally discussed the impact of RTSM on business and operational performance.
The course discussed the institutional management process related to road traffic safety management. Furthermore, the procedure to perform road safety management capacity review is presented with practical examples and group exercises.
The management of fleet safety programmes and the application of different tools to support road safety management related processes were also addressed.
More than 35 participants from the National Traffic Safety Committee, senior engineers from General Directorate of Traffic, Ministry of Municipality and Environment, as well as from many engineering consultation companies and contractors have participated in the workshop.
Susanna Zammataro, the director general of the International Road Federation and Martin Heath, technical director of RTSM Global Limited and member of the ISO 39001 British Standards Working Group RTS/1, presented the workshop.
QTTSC director Prof Faris Tarlochan said, “Road Traffic Safety is one of the important challenges that are facing the local and international community, thus QTTSC is working actively to contribute in improving the traffic safety status in collaboration with local authorities and international partners. This workshop is one in a number of forums that aim to raise public awareness and responsibility in road safety.”
QTTSC workshop co-ordinator assistant professor, Dr Wael Alhajyaseen said that having an effective road traffic safety management system in the institutional level is essential to ensure sustainable improvement in road safety levels through the continuous reduction in road fatalities & severe injuries.
ISO 39001 can significantly help institutions or organisations to have in place a comprehensive management system of road safety interventions.
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