ARRB can assist to identify, manage and mitigate the risk of injury and property damage on your mine haul and access road networks through the application of best practice road safety engineering and traffic management principles. We can work with you in developing strategy, policy and standards in addition to undertaking practical network reviews and formal road safety audits.
Through ARRB’s experience in the design, management and maintenance of haul roads and associated facilities we can greatly improve safety outcomes for all road users (including pedestrians) and vehicle types including interactions at intersections and facility entry / exit points. Applying a systems approach to road safety, our expertise extends beyond consideration of safer road infrastructure solutions; it includes safer road user behaviour, fatigue management, and guidance on safer vehicles aspects of mine operations.
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WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
ARRB - your National Transport Research Organisation - It is ARRB’s mission is to create knowledgeable, innovative and impactful mobility solutions for Federal, State and Territory agencies with practical tools and evidence based support for ethical and economical decision making which will drive the Nation’s road toll toward zero by 2050.
Achieving this goal will require effective safety leadership with limited allocation of funding. The greatest influence on safety will be achieved through the integration of risk management principles throughout the road design and planning, construction, asset management, operations and maintenance disciplines.
Our experience working with national, state and territory agencies means we understand policy development needs. We can help deliver an integrated approach to ensure the network provides a safer and more cost-effective environment for all road users.
ARRB has also developed partnerships across Australia to lead the way in shaping our transport future.
NACOE - ARRB has fostered partnerships with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) to develop the National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACOE) – an initiative that funds notable Transport Safety projects each year. Currently, transport safety projects being delivered under NACOE are evaluating road design innovation, barrier systems and vehicle rollover risk.
WARRIP - The Western Australia Road Research Innovation Program (WARRIP) has been extended until 2023 under a new agreement between ARRB - Australian Road Research Board - and Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA). Projects delivered by the Transport Safety team under the WARRIP focus on infrastructure-related research that has an effect on safety and sustainability.
In December 2019, ARRB in partnership with behavioural experts the Shannon Company developed a new safety narrative on behalf of the Federal Government to remind road users that we all have a part to play in improving road safety.
As a component of the Federal budget package announced for 2019/2020, ARRB was assigned $2.6m to assist local governments to assess their road asset management and maintenance requirements with a focus on regional areas. It's recognition of ARRB’s role supporting State and Local Government across Australia.
Recognising that nearly 80% of travel in Australia is on local government roads, ARRB has mobilised the transport safety team in 2019/2020 to deliver a series of transport safety workshops to rural and regional Australia. ARRB can deliver safe system assessments, road safety audits and other safety-related advice in order to backstop locally-based decision making.
ARRB provides public transport agencies state-of-the-art information and an established network of resources within the international transport profession.
Through our extensive involvement in the setting and delivery of strategic research projects through Austroads, we can provide experience from high-level decision making and policy through to project level analysis and consulting.
Australia has seen over 190,000 fatalities on the road since accurate record keeping commenced in 1925. Since 1970, transport safety initiatives have produced a clear downward trend in the road toll, with numbers dropping from 3,798 in 1970 to 1,182 in 2019. While this decrease is good news for all Australians on the road, current data suggests that we have reached a plateau, and we need to do more to ensure people are not killed or injured in avoidable situations.
Road crashes are costing Australian society in the order of $30bn a year. It is easy to draw the link - Road safety makes not only ethical sense but also financial sense.
ARRB works with independent and government owned Insurers in order to improve road safety.
The road is a workplace and many road crashes involve people who are also at work. Transport companies have a key role in improving road safety as part of a greater overarching health and safety management system. Improved road safety is also good business for industry, as every crash negatively impacts on company morale, productivity and the corporate bottom line. As is often said, “safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.”
ARRB assists transport companies apply best practice road safety engineering and traffic management principles. We can work with you in developing strategy, policy and standards in addition to undertaking practical network reviews and formal road safety audits.
Through ARRB’s experience we can greatly improve safety outcomes for all road users (including pedestrians) and vehicle types including long haul routes, interactions at intersections and facility entry / exit points. Applying a systems approach to road safety, our expertise extends beyond consideration of safer road infrastructure solutions; it includes safer road user behaviour, fatigue management, and guidance on safer vehicles aspects of transport operations – addressing all links within the chain of responsibility.