Road Safety International Proudly Presents:


 A practical workshop for providing safer roads in developing nations


Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences

Bali, Indonesia  

Next workshop, 18-22 November 2019


Bali Workshop 2019

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) 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 November 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 be detailed

  • 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 can help you become a road safety engineer who can save lives and prevent road trauma.

Do you want to become an accredited road safety auditor? The Bali Workshop meets the requirements of the new AUSTROADS audit manual towards accreditation as a road safety auditor.

Do you want to rid your road network of hazardous locations? This workshop will give you the knowledge to do this.

Our workshop emphasizes the safety needs of all road users and helps participants to develop and improve their knowledge, skills and judgement in all aspects of road safety engineering including:

  • Road safety audits

  • Accident investigations (blackspots)

  • Roadside hazard management

  • Road safety at road works

Who should attend?

The workshop will benefit a range of professionals from organisations including national and provincial government agencies, national highway authorities, development banks, consultants, local government engineers, others involved in road safety (now and in the future) and those wishing to;

  • Become accredited auditors

  • Implement road safety audit into their organization

  • Manage road safety inputs into development bank assisted road projects

  • Discover more about the latest practices in road safety engineering

  • Learn how to analyse crash data and to develop appropriate cost-effective countermeasures

  • 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 is another positive 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.

Lead Presenter

Phillip Jordan, Principal Consultant of Road Safety International 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 road safety audit, blackspot investigations, and in roadside hazard management. 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). It is the required workshop for potential auditors in Victoria.

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 practicing professional engineers - including David Nash, an experienced international consultant and expert in traffic signals, and traffic signs. All 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 positive changes when they return home – refreshed and encouraged to make improvements in road safety engineering in their country.

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 new AUSTROADS Road Safety Audit guide.

This is an international standard road safety engineering workshop for engineers and other professionals responsible for safer roads in rapidly motorising countries

Workshop Program


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?

  • Safer roads for pedestrians

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 local blackspots

  • Team reports on the blackspot investigations and recommended treatments for each

Day 3 Road Safety at Road Works, and roadside hazard management

  • Road safety at Road Works

  • 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

  • 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 authority?

  • 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


How To Register

Registration Inquiries   

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 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:

Bali Nusa Dua Hotel and Residences. This 4-star location is the workshop venue and offers a corporate rate of IDR 1,300,000 (approx. $95USD) per night (incl. breakfast) for a Deluxe room for 1 or 2 people, and a rate of IDR 1,700,000 (approx. $125USD) per night (incl. breakfast) for a 1 br suite. *To secure these prices, mention the Road Safety Engineering Workshop when you contact the hotel and book early. (

Hotel Santika Siligita Nusa DuaThis 3-star business hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the workshop venue with a corporate rate of IDR 650,000 (approx. $45USD) per night (incl. breakfast) for a Superior room for 1 or 2 people. *Mention the RSI Corporate rate. (

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

We look forward to meeting you on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia this November. Register early - the buttons below will lead you to the registration forms.