30th Safe System Engineering Workshop 2018


25 – 29 June 2018.

Registrations  from 1 October 2017 are being accepted from those wishing to attend this course.  Please complete the form (Click here)

Accommodation at the venue may be booked through the Registration form.

Over the last eight months we have received many Expressions of Interest and have therefore operated a closed registration priority list, which has been accepted by a number of those concerned. As a result the number of places still available may cause this course to become over subscribed within a short period. A Wait List will then be held pending any places becoming available prior to the course in June 2018.


Distinction Hamilton Hotel
100 Garnet Ave, Te Rapa

About the Workshop

The workshop is jointly sponsored by the New Zealand Transport Agency and Local City and District Councils.

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. 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, catering (am/pm teas, lunches, and 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 I month prior to 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. 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 are encouraged to live in as often the practical exercises involve work late at night and early starts the next day. 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 and twin rooms are available. 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.

Expression of Interest are now being accepted.