About RSA Toolkit
Title: Road Safety Audit Toolkit
Version No: v2.0
A road safety audit is a formal examination of a future road or traffic project or an existing road, in which an independent, qualified team reports on the project’s crash potential and safety performance.
A road safety audit has the greatest potential for improving safety and is most cost-effective when it is applied to a road or traffic design before the project is built. It can be conducted on any design proposal that involves changes to the ways road users will interact, either with each other or with their physical environment. It is a formal process using a defined procedure. To be effective it must be conducted by people who are independent and who have appropriate experience and training (Austroads Guide to Road Safety – Part 6: Road Safety Audit, 2009).
The road safety audit process supports the safe system approach to road safety,
which seeks to make allowance for human error and minimise the risk of serious
injury or death.
The Road Safety Audit (RSA) Toolkit is an on-line tool to assist practitioners
to carry out road safety audits.
The computer based 'expert' system is designed to assist road safety auditors
Prompting auditors with the Austroads Guide to Road Safety – Part 6: Road Safety Audit (2009) checklist questions
Providing a medium in which they can record the location and audit team
Providing a medium in which auditors can record the findings of an audit in a
structured manner based on the Austroads Road Safety Audit Guide 2nd Edition.
Providing relevant Australasian and jurisdiction specific reference
publications and a searching function that allows auditors to interrogate
references using "key words" to identify salient sections.
Providing an export function that will allow auditors to generate road safety
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not accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the use of
information herein. Users should rely on their own skill and judgement to
apply information to particular issues.
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assumptions underlying the software, and not to make use of the software
without the assistance of personnel with appropriate experience. End User
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output and accepts all responsibility for certification that said output meets
provisions of any applicable design code, standard or any project
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Copyright and Intellectual Property (IP)
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Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without the prior
written permission of Austroads.
RSA Toolkit software is the intellectual property of Austroads. The
software is protected by copyright law and international treaties.
Unauthorised reproduction or distribution of this software, or any portion of
it, may result in severe criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the
maximum extent possible under the law. Users agree to not modify or
reverse engineer the software.
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identification of individuals, will be used only for the purpose/s intended and
where the intention includes confidentiality, information will be treated as
such unless otherwise required by law.
Users accept that personal information is collected by ARRB Group Ltd to assist
in the creation and maintenance of accounts.
Road Safety Audit (RSA) Toolkit software is based on the Austroads Road Safety
Audit Guide, which has been developed for Austroads for Australian and New
Zealand Road conditions.
Users from countries other than Australia and New Zealand accept full
responsibility for any adverse consequences that may arise from use of the RSA
International user accounts may be created on request. However, assistance or
support will not be provided any for these accounts.
The Austroads Road Safety Audit Guide is available for purchase from the
Austroads website at http://www.austroads.com.au.