Capacity Building

CARRS-Q delivers capacity building road safety and injury prevention workshops, seminars and education programs across transport, work-related injury and community safety sectors, tailored to your needs.

Our expertise

Our team has extensive real world experience gained from developing road safety initiatives with government and non-government agencies. We have successfully delivered courses in Australia and across Asia.

How we do this

We will work with you to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the context of road safety specific to your region
  2. Consider existing factors such as legislation, institutional arrangements, economy, demographic and geographic challenges, and cultural considerations
  3. Determine the appropriate agencies and people to include
  4. Include local experts to build a community of road safety information exchange and practice
  5. Achieve a balance between program content and practice

What topics can be covered?

Examples of program topics include:

  • Speed management
  • Road user safety
  • Road safety management and organisation
  • Dangerous goods transportation
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Building inter-agency relationships
  • Traffic law enforcement
  • Planning for a Safe System
  • How modern technology can support road safety
  • Vehicle safety
  • Fatigue management
  • Using data to inform decision making

Program objectives

Participants of our programs will have the opportunity to:

  1. Understand the social, economic and human cost of road crashes
  2. Identify the key causal factors involved in road crashes
  3. Recognise the interplay amongst the components in the traffic network that underpin safe and unsafe road systems
  4. Identify interventions that can function as effective countermeasures to crashes and injury
  5. Develop skills in identifying resources that could be invested in their local efforts
  6. Acknowledge the critical importance of collaborative planning, implementation and evaluation

Outcomes

Our capacity building education has resulted in the development of numerous initiatives for our clients; examples include:

  • Integrated urban transport and road safety program
  • Road safety management course program
  • Employee training in public transportation safety management systems
  • Employee fatigue management training

Delft Road Safety Courses

The Delft Road Safety Courses (DRSC), led by Adjunct Professor Divera Twisk, aims to build capacity for road safety professionals in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). DRSC are a cooperation between Delft University of Technology, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research, Delft Post Graduate Education, CARRS-Q and Road Safety for All. DRSC are supported by the FIA Foundation. The next course will be held in September 2021.

Contact

Education & International Development Officer: carrsq@qut.edu.au or +61 7 3138 4905