Safe System Engineering 2019 Workshops

Date / Time 2019

Due to the continued demand from the industry for places on this course there will be two Safe System Engineering Workshops in 2019. We thank the New Zealand Transport Agency and our hosts at Auckland Transport for the opportunity to continue to offer these courses in 2019.


Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
58 Waipuna Road
Mt Wellington

31st Safe System Engineering Workshop Monday 25th March – Friday 29th March Successfully completed by 44 participants on 29 March 2019!
32nd Safe System Engineering Workshop Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October

Bookings for a place on both courses will be accepted on a first come first assigned basis. If you are only available for one or the other course, please indicate on the registration form, otherwise we will fill the 31st course and then the 32nd course. If both courses are filled we will place you on a waiting List for 2020 schedule of courses. As of 1 March 2019 both course in 2019 have been over subscribed and applicants have been placed on a WAIT LIST. The following conditions apply, but we will advise if any places become available in strict order of receipt.
If, subsequently, you are unable to take your place on the course there are no substitutions or internal organisation replacements allowed. Your fee will be refunded and the place offered to the next person on the wait list.
Regretfully we are working with the “Auckland Factor” and competing with its popular tourism attractions, its busy accommodation availability, its greater vehicular density and associated conditions, and as a result have had to increase the Workshop Fee and the Accommodation Fee to cover the 2019 conditions. The workshop fee is $2800 with accommodation at $186.60 per room per night, both including GST. Therefore, before placing your registration, please ensure you have your employers’ verbal financial approvals to attend the course, and ensure the resulting invoice will be paid promptly to ensure your place.

Registrations received prior to 12 October 2018 are being accepted for a priority period until 1 November 2018 after which new registrations will be accepted from those wishing to attend this course. Please complete the form (Click here)
Accommodation at the venue should be booked through the Registration form to receive the above room-rate.

About the Workshop

The workshop is jointly sponsored by the New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Transport (Auckland City Council), It is a 5 Day and 4 Night course, with a mix of theory, classroom and offsite practical exercises which are presented to client representatives. Each day begins at 8.00am with arrival coffee, and may continue into the evening with practical syndicate exercise preparation. For this reason we urge all participants to “live in” at the hotel.

The Workshop Covers:

  • The Safe System Approach to Road Safety Management
  • Network Screening and Road Safety Assessment
  • Knowledge, skills and practice necessary for engineering staff to carry out:
  • Network Safety Management
  • Crash Reduction Studies, and
  • Safety Audits, taking a Safe System perspective

Who Should Attend

Road Controlling Authority Staff and their consultants and contractors involved in road network management road safety; and those wishing to participate in Crash Reduction Studies and Safety Audits. Whilst the focus is on infrastructure engineering and speed, anyone who works in the field of road safety from a safe system perspective is likely to gain some knowledge from it.


The programme (refer to draft, click here) is very intensive with sessions mixed between theory and practice presented by New Zealand and International experts in their fields. Practical projects include field work in any weather on the day and at night, and groups work well into the evening, often till after 11.30pm. For this reason we ask local Auckland attendees to strongly consider living in the hotel for the week Transport for field trips is provided but licensed drivers are chosen from the group members. Field work is included for Crash Reduction Studies and Safety Audit projects.
A recent revision of the programme emphasises the Understanding and Managing of Network safety performance utilising the Safe System approach. This information is included on the first day of the course and provides a critical day of instruction for which it is essential all attendees are involved from the start at 8.15 am.
Delegates should bring their :- High-visibility jacket (essential), Warm and Wet weather clothing, Hard Toe-capped Boots / Safety Shoes (essential), Laptop computer loaded with MS Office, Digital camera, Other devices, Electronic chargers, WIFI connections if required, WIFI is available in lecture rooms, ( but may be charged in guest rooms), and Stationery items – pads, pens, calculator .

Course Fees

Fees cover: a set of very comprehensive notes, (hard copy and electronic, )catering (am/pm teas, lunches, 3 dinners), and field trips. Rates will be advised. Details are included on registration forms. An invoice will be sent with confirmation of registration and payment by Direct Credit should be completed by within I month of receipt. Payment confirms place on the course.


Attendees should be time their travel to ensure attendance from 8.15am on Monday and Finish the Course at 4.00pm on Friday. To achieve this it may be necessary to plan to arrive on Sunday Afternoon / Evening if flights are available. Please adjust airport transfers to accommodate these times. .Departure flights should not be made before 5.30pm to allow for Auckland peak hours transfers. Travel and transfers are not included in fees. If we are advised of flight arrival times we may be able to coordinate transfers with the local Super Shuttle company, for arrival and departure flights.


Accommodation costs are additional to the course fees. All participants including locals, are encouraged to live in as the practical exercises involve work late at night and early starts the next day, with Auckland peak hour traffic also a factor. Accommodation must be booked through the registration form, and be completed by one month prior to the course.
Rates are on a per room per night basis. Minimum Deposit of one night is required to accompany booking, with balance payable on departure. Full payment for accommodation may accompany the booking. Delegates are responsible for accommodation, meals including breakfast and personal charges outside of course content.
Accommodation for the course members has been block booked at the venue as detailed on the registration form. Alternative accommodation may also be available if close to the venue. If available, details will be included on the registration form.

Registrations (click here)

Those who expressed interest in 2017 or 2018 , prior to 12 October 2018, are now invited to confirm their earlier interest by completing a NEW form, which are being accepted for a priority period, until 31 October 2018. New registrations will be accepted from 1 November 2018, and if the courses are full placed on a wait list for 2020.