RSBS: Design Barrier Workshops

New Zealand Transport Agency conducts these courses for Government and Local Roading Asset Authorities, Contractors, Consultants, and any other interested party. Conference Brokers Limited has been contracted to administer and organise the courses on their behalf.

This two day course including a ½ day practical road safety barrier system workshop now focuses on the skills and information necessary to design systems and certify installations

• Design theory
• Design Exercises
• Fitting design to location
• Design Certification Exam

NZTA and Local Authority Staff, Consultants and Contractors responsible for either: design, certification and audit of safety barriers should attend and take the exam.

Pre-requisite: The Road Safety Barrier Installation, Maintenance and Inspection Workshop.

Barrier Design and Certification Qualification (BDCQ)
Consultants carrying out design and supervision work involving road safety barriers will need to have attended this core workshop and have passed the BARRIER DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION TEST
A list of those who hold this qualification is now on the NZTA Website.

1. Introduction
• NZTA Overview
• The Safe System Approach
• Clear Zone Concept
• Ditches
• Hazard ID and Mitigation
• Design of Longitudinal Barriers
• Specification of Barrier Systems

2. Review of  Barrier Systems and End Treatments
• Performance
• Selection

3. Design
• Theory
• Worked Examples

4. Design Exercises
• Individual and syndicate exercises will be used to provide practice in design solutions

5. Design Certification Exam

6. Practical Field Trip


Mr Shane Dale – T2 Engineers
Mr Stuart Fraser – NZTA National Office
Mr James Hughes – NZTA National Office (or)
Mr Julian Chisnall – NZTA National Office


14-16 November 2017 – Takapuna – Spencer on Byron Unfortunately this course is currently fully subscribed

Registrations are being accepted, but will be placed on a Wait List, pending places becoming available.

The 2 day course includes a ½ day practical field trip. If numbers require the course may be extended to provide for the additional practical field trips. Priority on first practical will be given to those travelling or requiring accommodation.

Some people may be required to attend their practical on Day 3. Schedule will be included in the Joining Instruction issued prior to the course.

Registration Form