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Bridge Inspection Levels 1 and 2

by Australian Road Research Board on May 30, 2018

Overview

This 3-day workshop will assist participants to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Level 1 and 2 inspections in accordance with industry best practice. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of bridges and culverts. 

Bridges and other structures are crucial asset elements of the infrastructure network. It is essential that their condition is monitored and repairs are planned and completed in an efficient and timely manner. The systemic inspection, condition rating and monitoring of these assets are vital components to managing the lifestyle of these structures. 

  • A Level 1 routine maintenance inspection is required to check the general serviceability of the structure, particularly for the safety of road users, and identify any emerging problems. 
  • A Level 2 condition rating inspection is a key step in assessing the effectiveness of past maintenance treatments and identifying current maintenance needs to assist in the forecasting future changes in condition and estimating future budget requirements of structures across the network. 

The Level One content is covered on Day 1 and the morning of Day 2. Level 2 then continues from the afternoon of Day 2 until the end of Day 3. Participants who wish to complete Level  2 are required to attend all three days.

CONTENT

  • Introduction to structures inspections
  • Structure types and their components
  • Identifying common defects
  • Access and equipment requirements
  • Inspection Forms and Data Recording
  • The Inspection Process
  • Reporting
  • Safe work practices

PRESENTERS

JOSHUA SESKIS
SENIOR ASSET ENGINEER – BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES
Joshua is an experienced Structures Asset Engineer specialising in the delivery of professional asset management services to various clients. His skills include the management and delivery of Level 1 and Level 2 inspection contracts and has been involved in the inspection of over 1500 structures in the last two years.

ROBERT MEIKLEJOHN
ENGINEER – BRIDGES AND STRUCTURES
Robert is an experienced structural engineer specialising in the delivery of professional asset management services to the private and public sector.
His skills include the management and delivery of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 inspection contracts and he has been involved in the inspection of over 600 structures since joining ARRB.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The workshop is primarily aimed at, but not limited to:

  • Road and bridge maintenance field staff
  • Existing Level 1 and 2 Inspectors
  • Leading hands
  • Works Supervisors
  • Inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Contractors
It will be beneficial for attendees to have a basic knowledge of bridges and culverts.

LOCATIONS

This workshop provides the underpinning knowledge to align with nationally recognised units of competency from the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as well as other civil construction qualifications. A formal assessment pathway is available for participants looking to achieve a competency outcome from this training. Attending this workshop along with formal assessments undertaken both during and after the workshop, will be used to provide the underpinning knowledge you will need to complete the assessment tasks for this skill set. The skills set comprises the following units of competency:

RIICSG405D: Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIIIMG301D: Maintain site records
RIIRIS301D: Apply risk management processes

Many road authorities require bridge inspectors to undergo additional internal training before being allowed to lead level 2 inspections for their agency. The internal training usually includes organisational policy, systems and procedures and industry best practice. For instance, VicRoads now recognises the ARRB Bridge Inspection Level 2 course as a prerequisite to inspect VicRoads structures.

ARRB is working towards gaining recognition by other road authorities Australia wide.

Hobart 18 - 20 September 2018

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Brisbane 20 - 22 November 2018

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Melbourne 29 - 31 January 2019

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Darwin 26 - 28 February 2019

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