Road Safety International Pty Ltd Proudly Presents:


 A practical workshop for providing safer roads in developing nations


Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences

Bali, Indonesia  

Next workshop, coming mid 2017.

Features of this workshop

Road safety is an increasing problem for many countries around the world, especially those in the developing world that are experiencing rapid growth in motorisation. The UN Decade of Action in Road Safety is highlighting this problem, especially in “middle” and “low” income countries.

The Decade of Action in Road Safety presents a strategic approach to this global problem that is based on five pillars – road safety management, safer roads, safer vehicles, safer road users, and post-crash response. In response to the call to action in this Decade of Action, Road Safety International (RSI) Pty Ltd proudly presents a workshop about designing and managing safer roads that will be practical, interesting and highly informative.

At RSI we recognise that the world is desperately short of experienced road safety engineers. We want to help to overcome this. This workshop for road safety engineering practitioners will be held this March in Bali (Indonesia) – it will be our contribution to the fight against road trauma in the rapidly motorising world. 

  • Held in a developing country, with its wide mix of road users and safety problems
  • Located in an excellent venue (see just 30 minutes from a major international airport (good connections to almost anywhere), on one of the world’s premier tourist islands
  • Practical – presentations in the morning and site inspections/ case studies in the afternoons
  • Internationally experienced and recognised presenters
  • Heaps of practical examples from dozens of countries – Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, the Pacific, Australia and North America
  • Conforms to the AUSTROADS Road Safety Engineering Course Syllabus
  • Blackspot investigations, road safety audits, roadside hazard management will bedetailed
  • Emphasis will be on practical solutions that address real problems in emerging countries

Being held in a developing country and featuring real life blackspots and road safety audits from across the beautiful island of Bali (Indonesia), this important 5 day workshop will address the critical subject of producing safer roads. It is specifically aimed at engineers, Police and other professionals who are responsible for road safety engineering in the rapidly motorising nations of this world. It is a practical workshop that will present the theory of road safety engineering and then back it up with site inspections of real case studies on the roads, highways and expressways of Bali, Indonesia. Practical, real life examples on roads with a mix of traffic that is similar to many other countries in the emerging world (yet so different to the “high income” countries).


This workshop will help you to become a road safety engineer who can save

lives and prevent road trauma.


It will address the needs of all road users; it will assist participants to develop and improve their knowledge, skills and judgement in all aspects of road safety engineering including:

  • Accident investigations (blackspots)
  • Roadside hazard management
  • Road safety audits
  • Road safety at road works

Who should attend?

The workshop has been developed to benefit a range of professionals including middle and senior level professionals, consultants, government officials involved in road safety (now and in the future) and those wishing to;

  • Manage road safety inputs into large-scale donor assisted road construction projects
  • Discover more about the latest practices in road safety engineering
  • Learn about the analysis of crash data and countermeasure development
  • Adopt road safety audit in their organization
  • Become more aware of “what works in road safety engineering”

All presentations will be in English, delivered by experienced presenters who are aware of the need to accommodate attendees for whom English may be a second language. We expect to welcome attendees from a number of countries; cross border learning from each other will likely be another outcome from this workshop. Maybe some career long professional connections will be made!

Those involved in road safety oriented development assistance funded projects will find this workshop particularly relevant to their needs.

Lead Presenter

Mr Phillip Jordan, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of Road Safety International Pty Ltd, is the lead presenter at the workshop. He has a long history in the traffic and road safety engineering disciplines gained in Australia, England, South-East Asia, Middle East and a range of countries across the globe. He is particularly recognised for his work in blackspot investigations, in roadside hazard management and with road safety audits. Phillip was the founder of the 5 day road safety engineering workshop that has been held to “sell out audiences” three times annually since 1999 in Melbourne (Australia) for the state road authority (VicRoads).

The road safety audit component of that workshop is a recognised audit workshop that is one step towards audit accreditation in Australia. He has conducted many dozens of road safety engineering workshops for government staff, consultants, contractors, designers, researchers, students, Police and bureaucrats in countries from South Africa to China, from Iran to Samoa, and from Indonesia to Spain. As a pioneer in the introduction of the road safety audit process in many countries, Phillip is widely respected in this field.

Other presentations are to be made by experienced practising professional engineers. The presentations will be in English and will be supported by practical site inspections. This will be a practical workshop. We encourage learning by seeing and doing. We will aim to prepare attendees to make immediate, positive changes when they return home – refreshed and encouraged to make improvements in road safety engineering in their country.

 Recognising that many of those attending will have English as a second language, the presenters will take care and time to ensure that attendees are assisted and mentored through each part of this workshop.

The workshop conforms to the requirements of the AUSTROADS Road Safety Engineering Training Syllabus. Attendees who successfully complete the workshop may use this workshop towards accreditation as a road safety auditor as outlined in the AUSTROADS Road Safety Audit guide.

An international workshop for engineers and other professionals responsible for safer roads in rapidly motorising countries


Workshop Program


Day 1 Introduction to Road Safety Engineering

  • Welcome to the workshop!
  • Global road safety issues (especially from countries like yours!)
  • Introduction to Road Safety Engineering
  • The “Safe System” – what it means for engineers like you
  • The importance of good crash data
  • Your RSE toolbox – what works, what doesn’t?
  • Road safety for vulnerable road users

Day 2 Blackspot Investigations

  • Successfully treating hazardous road locations “Blackspots”
  • Looking for patterns in crash data- preparing collision diagrams and crash factor grids
  • Crash benefit/cost analysis (including the use of Crash Reduction Factors)
  • Intersection safety
  • Good signage practice
  • Site inspections of several local blackspots
  • Team reports on the blackspot investigations

Day 3 Road Safety at Road Works

  • Road safety at Road Works
  • Instruction for Traffic Controllers
  • Developing a Traffic Management Plan (TMP)
  • The Four Zone concept
  • Using signs correctly at work sites (including multi-message signs)
  • When and how to correctly use safety barriers at work sites
  • "The Game" - setting out TMP with mini signs/cones on a scaled download work site
  • Site inspections of actual roadwork sites - how can we make them safer?
  • Setting out real life "Traffic Management Plans" on a nearby road under traffic
  • Roadside Hazard Management
  • What is this and why is it important for your road agency?
  • Understanding the clear zone concept
  • The 5-part roadside hazard management strategy
  • The three groups of barriers - rigid/semi-rigid/flexible barriers. When and how to correctly use them

Day 4 Road Safety Audit - Theory

  • An introduction to road safety audit - the essentials
  • Key steps in an audit
  • The stages of audit
  • How to write an audit report
  • Technical topics for audit teams
    • signs, line marking and delineation
    • safety in geometric design
  • Undertaking a "desktop" audit
  • Benefits and costs of road safety audits

Day 5 Road Safety Audit - Practice

  • Road safety audit case studies (in teams)
  • Inspect the site - use checklists/write a report/report back to workshop
  • Summary of the audit case studies
  • Workshop summary and close
  • Presentation of certificates


Saturday – Rural Road Safety (optional free bus tour of rural roads across Bali)

  • Optional complimentary technical tour of rural road safety issues in the hinterland of Bali

Registration Inquiries   

We welcome any further workshop inquiries you may have. Information may be obtained from:


  • Workshop Secretary - Jennifer Jordan  


Accommodation options

Workshop participants have a wide range of accommodation available to them in Bali. To help you in your decision about where to stay during the workshop we recommend two options:

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences. This 5 star location is the workshop venue; a corporate rate of $120USD per night (including breakfast) is offered for a Deluxe room for 1 or 2 people. To secure this price, mention the Road Safety Engineering Workshop when you contact the hotel and book before 1st Feb 2017. (

Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa Dua. This is a new 3 star business hotel just 5 minutes’ walk from the workshop venue (a shuttle service will be available between Santika and Novotel for workshop participants) at a corporate rate of 680,000IDR (approximately $55USD) per night (including breakfast) for a Superior room for 1 or 2 people. (

*Participants are responsible for their own accommodation; to ensure you get the best price option we recommend you book direct with the hotel of your choice, as early as possible.