Safe System Assessment Accreditation in South Australia and Victoria

HDS Australia has recently been approved by the state road authorities in SA and Vic to undertake Safe System Assessments. This results from Safe System Assessment training being undertaken by Daniel Ahrens, Tim Viner Smith, Richard Medhurst and Kyle Yang, followed by completion of SSA reports by the HDS Australia team in relation to road design and cycleway concept designs.

The Safe System approach to road safety involves different elements of the system working together to help eliminate death and serious injury. Key to the Safe System approach is a recognition that human error is inevitable, and that the road system needs to make allowance for this and minimise the consequences when errors do occur. This can be achieved through a Safe System Assessment (SSA) which is a tool for examining how well road improvement proposals and projects align with the Safe System approach and principles.

HDS Australia is accredited to under Safe System Assessment in South Australia (Department for Infrastructure and Transport) and Victoria (VicRoads).

VicRoads – Safe System Engineering

We can undertakes Safe System Assessments depending on your specific needs, including:​

  • Assessment of existing roads such as intersections, road lengths or routes;
  • Community road safety programs;
  • Proposed road upgrade projects at feasibility and funding application stage;
  • Concept and detailed design stage, and at pre-opening stage for completed works.

Feel free to contact HDS Australia if you would like a Safe System Assessment undertaken.