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Australian road safety first for ARRB

by Australian Road Research Board on February 26, 2020

In an Australian first, ARRB’s Noha Elazar (Principal Engineer) and Joseph Affum (Principal Professional Leader) are the first in Australia to attain iRAP accreditation in two vital areas of work for road agencies – coding and analysis and reporting.

"Noha and Joseph are the first and only iRAP accredited professionals in Australia, " said David McTiernan, ARRB's National Transport Safety Leader.

"As an iRAP Centre of Excellence and a member of the iRAP Global Technical Committee, ARRB is proud to have supported them in achieving this milestone in their professional development."

"ARRB has completed tens of thousands of kilometres of survey, coding, analysis and reporting of road infrastructure risk across Australia.

"Road agencies like Queensland's TMR, Transport for NSW (TfNSW), and stakeholders, AAA, have engaged with ARRB to understand where risk exists on our nation’s roads and how to address it to improve safety for all road users. "

iRAP is the International Road Assessment Program - the umbrella program for road assessment programs  worldwide that are working to save lives.

Mr McTiernan says with this accreditation, ARRB will be showing not only its experience in this area, but that ARRB meets iRAP’s global standard for quality and expertise in its ongoing efforts to help road managers in local government and state road agencies make their road networks safer.

If your council or road agency would like to know more about how iRAP risk assessments can help make your road network safer, please contact ARRB at transportsafety@arrb.com.au for more information.

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Noha Elazar with her iRAP accreditation

Topics: ARRB News, Australian Road Research Board, Transport Data, Road Safety, Road and Transport Research