Safe System Assessments


What is a Safe System Assessment?

The Safe System approach to road safety involves different elements of the system working together which will certainly help eliminate death and serious injury. Key to the Safe System approach above all, is a recognition that human error is inevitable. The road system needs to make allowance for this and therefore minimise the consequences when errors do occur. In short, 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).

Vic Roads – Safe Systems Engineering


Most importantly, we can undertake 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.


Finally, Please feel free to contact HDS Australia if you would like a Safe System Assessment undertaken. Through the state based emails provided below.

Adelaide:  [email protected]

Melbourne: [email protected]

Sydney: [email protected]