News

This section of the website explores up-to-date information relating to the latest industry news together with current TMS news, plus any press releases and articles that have been published in the press

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Road User Safety Assessment completed for the National Trust for Scotland

December 4, 2017

TMS has recently completed a road user safety assessment for an iconic and historic site in The Highlands for The National Trust for Scotland.  read more …

New two-day course introducing the new DMRB HD 42/17, Walking, Cycling and Horse-Riding Assessment and Review

November 8, 2017

New two-day course introducing delegates to the new DMRB HD 42/17, Walking, Cycling and Horse-Riding Assessment and Review.  read more …

New for 2017 - Highway Inspectors' Refresher Training Course

October 27, 2017

TMS now offers a new two-day refresher course for Highway Inspectors who have completed the initial four or five-day course within the last five years.  read more …

Training Programme for 2018 is now available

October 18, 2017

TMS has now launched it's 2018 training course programme for its open courses in Coventry and London.  read more …

Coach trip to Stratford for RoSPA Case Study

October 17, 2017

TMS successfully ran the 10 day RoSPA Road Safety Engineering course at the Village Hotel in Coventry for the first time, with the course very well attended.  read more …

TMS support World's Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer

September 29, 2017

On Thursday 28th September 2018, TMS took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This charity is close to our hearts at TMS and we wanted to support this amazing cause.  read more …

Road Safety Audit on major highway scheme for Portsmouth City Centre project

September 19, 2017

TMS has carried out a combined Stage 1&2 Road Safety audit on proposals for major highway improvements for Portsmouth City Centre.  read more …

TMS sponsored team completes Mongol rally

September 19, 2017

TMS Director Steve Proctor’s son Matt, accompanied by two friends drove 10,000 miles across Europe, through Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, and then on through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, through Mongolia and on to the final destination in Siberia.  read more …

TMS shares road safety experience at national conference in Pakistan

September 18, 2017

TMS has recently been invited to participate in a national road safety conference in Islamabad, Pakistan.  read more …

TMS provide advice on improving pedestrian safety

September 15, 2017

TMS recently provided advice to a Client to improve pedestrian safety outside a school in Rainham, London. This site was visited during school peak times to observe pedestrian behaviour and vehicle movements.  read more …

TMS to sponsor team in Mongol Rally!!

June 29, 2017

One of the consequences of undertaking road safety audits throughout the UK is that our Audit Teams do a lot of driving in a year. But few auditors would ever consider driving to Mongolia as part of the official Mongol Rally!!  read more …

RoSPA celebrates 100 years of preventing accidents

June 8, 2017

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recently celebrated its Centenary with a garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by Prince Andrew. TMS Director Steve Proctor was invited to attend in recognition of the work TMS has undertaken with RoSPA for over 25 years.  read more …

Applying road safety/risk assessment principles to Workplace Transport

April 4, 2017

As well as providing road safety and traffic management consultancy services to clients across the UK and overseas, TMS also regularly applies those same risk assessment and problem solving principles in many other scenarios, including carrying out Workplace Transport Risk Assessments on a wide variety of sites, such as Hospital estates, Transportation Hubs, Supermarket Car Parks and loading areas and Local Authority Depots.  read more …

Steve Proctor delivers talk on Safe Systems & Road Safety Audit at Scottish Road Safety Conference

April 4, 2017

TMS Director Steve Proctor delivered a talk entitled “Safe Systems and Road Safety Audit” at a Conference in Stirling, Scotland on 3rd April 2017.  read more …

TMS complete major collision study for City of London

March 10, 2017

TMS has recently completed a major collision study for the City of London. This has involved four TMS Engineers reviewing the collision history at 53 sites (which have included junctions and links) within the City boundary.  read more …

TMS involved with Safety Auditing the London Crossrail Project

March 10, 2017

TMS recently carried out the Stage 3 safety audit for a completed scheme as part of Crossrail developments at the new Pudding Mill Lane (DLR) station in Stratford, Newham.  read more …

TMS launch Highway Inspectors' Refresher Training

March 2, 2017

The IHE administers the UK Highway Inspectors Training and Certification Scheme, approved by the UK Roads Board in 2010. It established the Highway Inspectors Board in 2011.  read more …

TMS begin work with 3M to provide Road Safety Seminars in Eastern Europe

December 6, 2016

TMS has been working with 3M to provide a series of road safety seminars in Eastern European Capital Cities over the past few weeks. The seminars have taken place in Zagreb, Belgrade, Prague and Warsaw.  read more …

TMS try out Cycle Superhighways in London

November 21, 2016

During recent visits to London as part of safety engineering projects and road safety audit work for London Boroughs, Harminder, Technical Director at TMS Consultancy, tried out some of the innovative cycle routes in the City.  read more …

TMS provides expert evidence to HM Coroner after fatal collision

October 17, 2016

Road Safety Consultant, Mark Steventon (TMS) provided expert witness evidence to Her Majesty’s Coroner at the inquest into the death of an off-duty police sergeant in Swansea earlier this month.  read more …

TMS train Havering Council on mobility issues

September 21, 2016

TMS has recently completed a training course for Engineers working at Havering Borough Council. The one day course included a significant practical element, including a walk around Romford Town Centre accompanying TMS Associate Trainer Paul Nicholls with his Guide Dog, Kinsey.  read more …

TMS completes first phase of cycle design training for West Sussex Highways Staff

July 28, 2016

TMS Consultancy has been engaged by West Sussex County Council to train highways staff with respect to safe design of cycle schemes.  read more …

TMS helps to make Jersey’s streets safer

June 1, 2016

A brand new training course for people carrying out road works in the States of Jersey has been developed and was successfully piloted in May 2016. The course formed part of the Island’s new “Road works and events” legislation due to be implemented in October, whereby road working activities will be governed by permit and legal requirements including the need to have completed this training.  read more …

TMS continues to train Devon engineering staff

March 23, 2016

TMS has a long established relationship with Devon County Council and has, over the past 15 years, trained large numbers of staff in Road Safety Engineering, Road Safety Audit and Traffic Management topics.  read more …

TMS issues 300th Certificate of Competency on behalf of Highways England

March 16, 2016

Last week TMS welcomed 12 Road Safety Auditors to the Chace Hotel in Coventry for another Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency course.  read more …

500 Highway Inspectors trained by TMS

March 15, 2016

In March this year, Graham Armstrong of Cambridgeshire County Council became the 500th Local Authority Highway Inspector to successfully complete the TMS modular training course and assessment for Highway Inspectors.  read more …

West of Scotland training initiative

March 9, 2016

Steve Proctor and Pete Smith spent most of this week in Milngavie in the lee of the Campsie Hills training 20 road safety staff from the west of Scotland Road Safety Group.  read more …

Road Safety Audit team in the Isle of Man for the Laxey Bridge Replacement scheme

March 1, 2016

In February 2016, one of our Safety Audit teams went to the Isle of Man to undertake a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit of a proposed bridge replacement in Laxey which was severely damaged and subsequently demolished during the worst flooding the village had ever seen in December 2015.  read more …

TMS continues to provide Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency in Ireland

March 1, 2016

Duncan Lord and Steve Proctor have just completed the delivery of another Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency course in Ireland, on behalf of Transport Infastructure Ireland (TII), formerly the NRA  read more …

Safety Auditors venture into The Highlands of Scotland

February 16, 2016

TMS Engineers Harminder Aulak and Robert Cyples ventured into the Highlands of Scotland in early February 2016 to undertake road safety studies on access junctions associated with the installation of a Transmission Line.  read more …

In-House Road Safety Audit training for Cheshire Constabulary

February 3, 2016

TMS Consultancy has recently delivered an in-house Road Safety Audit training course for Collision Investigators and Traffic Managers working for Cheshire Constabulary. The Officers attending the course frequently attend Stage 3 audits on the motorway network in the county, and wanted to extend their knowledge of Road Safety Audit procedures and highway safety issues.  read more …

TMS Safety Audit Public Realm Improvements in Stoke

February 2, 2016

TMS has recently been involved in safety auditing the ongoing public realm improvements in the commercial centre of Hanley, in Stoke-on-Trent.  read more …

TMS train Road Safety Staff and Bikeability Instructors at Worcestershire County Council

January 20, 2016

TMS trainers Keith Sansom and Steve Proctor recently delivered a two day course for road safety staff and bikeability instructors at Worcestershire County Council.  read more …

TMS brought their BTEC Award training courses to London

January 19, 2016

TMS brought their BTEC Award training courses to London in late 2015 and these are continuing in 2016. The BTEC courses cover topics in Highway Engineering, Transport Planning and Traffic Management.  read more …

TMS provides safety risk assessment of pedestrian rail crossing

January 14, 2016

TMS has completed an interesting piece of work in North Yorkshire where we were asked to assess the risk to pedestrians crossing the East Coast Main Line on a public footpath at an uncontrolled rail crossing.  read more …

TMS continue its Workplace Transport Risk Assessments across various industries

January 6, 2016

As well as providing road safety and traffic management consultancy services to clients across the UK and overseas, TMS also regularly applies those same risk assessment and problem solving principles in many other scenarios, including carrying out workplace transport risk assessments on a wide variety of sites, such as hospital estates, transportation hubs, supermarket car parks and loading areas, and local authority depots.  read more …

TMS & AECOM continue their joint venture project to train Road Safety Engineers in the Middle East

January 5, 2016

TMS & AECOM are continuing their joint venture project to train Road Safety Engineers in the Middle East. The early part of this year sees the second running of an open two week course based on the principles of Road Safety Engineering and Road Safety Audit and will be held at AECOM’s Abu Dhabi office. The course will be held from 21st February to 3rd March 2016.  read more …

Completion of route study collision investigation on the A45, Birmingham

January 5, 2016

During 2015, TMS undertook a comprehensive route study collision investigation of the dual carriageway section of the A45 through the Small Heath and Yardley area of Birmingham, on behalf of Birmingham City Council.  read more …

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year

December 23, 2015

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TMS and Phil Jones Associates undertake Quality Audit of multi-million pound scheme of Douglas Promenade in the Isle of Man

December 16, 2015

TMS in partnership with Phil Jones Associates have undertaken a Quality Audit of a proposed £21m public realm scheme along the promenade in Douglas, Isle of Man.  read more …

TMS expert provides evidence at Swansea Inquest

November 17, 2015

At the inquest into the death of a pedestrian who was run over by a bus whilst crossing the new Metro public transport system in Swansea in September 2013, the Acting Senior Coroner for Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot called TMS expert on Road Safety and Road Safety Audit, Mark Steventon, to give evidence on whether the design of the Metro system was a contributory cause of the fatal collision.  read more …

TMS and Phil Jones Associates complete final Quality Audit in South End, Croydon

November 4, 2015

TMS recently completed the post construction Quality Audit on the Public Realm Improvements on South End, Croydon. TMS had been involved in the scheme both at preliminary and detailed design stage both from a Road Safety Audit and Quality Audit point of view.  read more …

RSGB commission TMS to develop a course to teach transport and education authority staff on Walking Routes to School

October 27, 2015

TMS has been commissioned by RSGB to develop a course to teach transport and education authority staff the procedures for assessing Walked Routes to School (WRTS) and School Crossing Patrols (SCP)  read more …

TMS complete Safety Assessments for Schools

October 26, 2015

TMS was recently approached by two schools to assess the safety of the roads outside their establishments.  read more …

TMS complete Final Audit on A8 Belfast to Larne Improvement

August 19, 2015

TMS recently completed the final road safety audit on the A8 Belfast to Larne improvement scheme on 6th August 2015. The scheme consisted of upgrading 14km of existing single carriageway to a Dual 2-lane All-Purpose carriageway (D2AP).  read more …

TMS in collaborative work to reduce London cycle deaths

July 8, 2015

TMS has been working with Phil Jones Associates and the Construction Industry Cycling Commission (CICC) to better understand the factors that are leading to fatal road collisions involving cyclists in London.  read more …

TMS hosts 50 overseas delegates for Coventry site visit

July 8, 2015

On 2nd July 2015, TMS Director Steve Proctor and Graduate Engineer Amy Sutherland welcomed 50 visitors to Coventry from the Birmingham University SREP programme. The delegates, who were on a World Bank sponsored week long road safety course in Birmingham, came over to Coventry to view the ambitious public realm schemes that have set the city apart as a centre for innovative public space design.  read more …

Launch of new Road Safety Audit CPD course

June 14, 2015

TMS has successfully delivered its first new Road Safety Audit CPD course in the UK since the launch, on March 30th this year, of the updated national Standard for Road Safety Audit HD 19/15. This new two day course – “Keeping Up to Date with Safety Audit” – is aimed at qualified auditors with at least two years of experience in undertaking safety audits. The course examines the new UK HD 19/15, and then introduces delegates to the DfT’s Standard GD 04/12, making them aware of the risk assessment process and levels of tolerability of safety risk for road users, a requirement of HD 19/15.  read more …

TMS launch new Irish Road Safety Course at the Roads Design Office in Naas, County Kildare

June 8, 2015

TMS has successfully delivered its first new course in Ireland since the launch of the NRA Approved Certificate of Competency qualification. This new two day course – “Keeping Up to Date with Safety Audit” – is aimed at qualified auditors with at least two years experience in undertaking road safety audits.  read more …

Launch of the third edition 'Practical Road Safety Auditing' book

May 31, 2015

TMS is delighted to announce that the third edition of its popular book "Practical Road Safety Auditing” has just been published by ICE Publishing. The new edition, written by former Director Martin Belcher, and current Directors Steve Proctor and Phil Cook contains the following new information compared to the previous edition.  read more …

TMS and AECOM - Road Safety in the Middle East

May 13, 2015

TMS & AECOM have recently provided and hosted a 10 day Road Safety Engineering & Road Safety Audit Course in Doha, Qatar in order to enhance Road Safety in the Middle East  read more …

New for 2015 - Road Safety Audit Keeping up to Date

May 13, 2015

TMS are about to start running a CPD course for road safety auditors who want to update their experience and knowledge of current issues that affect their ability to deliver informed road safety audits  read more …

New Road Safety Audit Standard HD 19/15 - FACTSHEET

April 21, 2015

Following on from the publication of HD 19/15 ‘Road Safety Audit’, Highways England have issued a factsheet containing important information regarding the change  read more …

Safety Auditing on A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy

April 20, 2015

A team of three TMS Engineers recently travelled to Aviemore to carry out Safety and Cycle Audits on a project near the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. The scheme involves dualling approximately 7.5km of the A9 between Kincraig and Dalraddy, just south of Aviemore.  read more …

New Road Safety Audit Standard Published - 1st April 2015

April 1, 2015

The long awaited update to HD 19/03 has now been published by the Highways Agency (Highways England). The new Road Safety Audit Standard HD 19/15 describes and mandates the Safety Audit process for use on Trunk Road and Motorway schemes throughout the United Kingdom. It will be up to local highway authorities to decide whether they adopt the standard on the roads for which they have responsibility.  read more …

Risk Assessment training at Devon Travel Academy

March 22, 2015

TMS was recently commissioned by Devon County Council to undertake some Risk Assessment training for staff from the County Highways Department, together with colleagues from Plymouth City Council.  read more …

TMS attend Road Safety Audit Forum in Doha, Qatar

February 2, 2015

TMS attended the Road Safety Audit Forum in Doha on Tuesday 20th January 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the process and procedures of carrying out road safety audits in Qatar, where items such as the Safe System approach and the use of Risk Ratings were debated.  read more …

Completion of more training for Loughborough University

December 23, 2014

TMS has recently completed some more training for staff working on the RAIDS collision investigation project at Loughborough University  read more …

Highway Inspectors' Training - over 300 trained to date

October 29, 2014

TMS is one of the few training providers that deliver the IHE accredited, five day, Highway Inspectors Modular Training Course. Since October 2011 TMS have now trained 319 Highway Inspectors for local authorities and consultants across the UK. These inspectors are now eligible to have their names entered onto the National Register of Highway Inspectors maintained by IHE.  read more …

TMS continues to train staff at Birmingham City Council

October 23, 2014

TMS is now in its third year of running half day CPD courses at Birmingham City Council. The courses are run six times a year at Sutton Coldfield Neighbourhood Office, and cover a range of topics including highway and traffic design, highways maintenance, legal aspects of highways work, and road safety issues such as safety audit and safety in design.  read more …

TMS auditing several major road schemes

October 12, 2014

TMS is currently involved in auditing various major road schemes in several parts of the world. These large scale road safety audits are keeping the Engineers busy as vast amounts of information have to be reviewed over quite short and challenging timescales.  read more …

TMS on Safari – Road Safety Training in Namibia

October 7, 2014

TMS Director Steve Proctor and Pete Smith recently had the opportunity to undertake a week long training course in the Southern African state of Namibia. The opportunity arose following a visit to the UK in 2011 by Ambrosius Tierspoor, from the Namibian National Road Safety Council (NRSC). The course covered the following aspects of road safety: the scale of the problem; road safety management and safe systems, collection, recording and analysis requirements for collision data, collision causation, road safety collision reduction techniques – including statistical and cost- benefit analyses, road safety audits, enforcement issues, and techniques to tackle occupational road risk, drink/driving, child collisions and speeding issues.  read more …

TMS delivers Scottish Risk Assessment Courses

September 9, 2014

TMS has delivered two one day Risk Assessment courses for road safety staff in the west of Scotland. The courses, which took place at East Ayrshire Council in Kilmarnock, were focused on the task of assessing Walking Routes to School (WRTS) in situations where parents are appealing a decision of the Council not to provide school transport.  read more …

TMS continues academic link with University of Birmingham

July 2, 2014

TMS is pleased to announce that Director Steve Proctor has been re-appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. This continues a link between TMS and the University going back to the early 1990’s  read more …

TMS and Phil Jones Associates complete Quality Audit at the Hereford Livestock Market site

July 2, 2014

TMS has recently completed a Stage 3 Quality Audit in New Market Street in Hereford City Centre. The public realm improvements constructed in New Market Street in Hereford are part of a wider overall scheme associated with the redevelopment of the Hereford Livestock Market site. The design for New Market Street is aimed at improving visual and movement links between the retail development site on the north side of New Market Street and the City Centre on the south side.  read more …

TMS announce winners from SoRSA conference

July 2, 2014

TMS is pleased to announce three lucky winners from their prize draw at this years’ SoRSA conference in Birmingham. The three lucky winners, who will all receive their John Lewis vouchers in the post, are Paul Ward, Sue Brown, and Matt Smith.  read more …

TMS appoint Managing Director

June 30, 2014

TMS Consultancy is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Martin as Managing Director, with effect from September 2014. Paul will be joining TMS from his current role as Technical Director at Parsons Brinkerhoff.  read more …

TMS involved in innovative 'Tolworth Greenway' Public Realm scheme in the Royal Borough of Kingston

June 4, 2014

TMS recently carried out a Mobility Audit on an innovative Public Realm scheme in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, London. The scheme, known as the “Tolworth Greenway Project,” was implemented along the Broadway, which was previously a traditional dual carriageway with extensive lengths of guard-railing along the central reservation.  read more …

TMS are recruiting for Road Safety Engineer/Auditor and Trainer

May 19, 2014

We are seeking Road Safety Engineers / Road Safety Auditors (Junior and Senior levels) and Trainers to assist with our increasing workload.  read more …

TMS carried out a VRU audit in Tore village on behalf of Transport Scotland

April 30, 2014

TMS has recently completed a comprehensive Vulnerable Road User (VRU) Audit in Tore village in the Scottish Highlands on behalf of Transport Scotland. The VRU audit involved a review of cycle and pedestrian routes, including NCR1, which crosses the A9 Trunk Road at Tore.  read more …

First open modular RoSPA Road Safety Engineering course to launch in London

April 30, 2014

The first open modular version of the ever popular RoSPA Road Safety Engineering course is to take place during May in London. This is an alternative to the traditional 10 day RoSPA course with delegates undertaking individual accident investigations and submitting reports. This course is an important training pre-requisite for Road Safety Auditors to achieve the requirements for the Highways Agency approved Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit.  read more …

TMS to attend this year's Annual SoRSA Conference

April 29, 2014

TMS will be pleased to renew its excellent working relationship with SoRSA at this year’s Annual SoRSA Conference in Birmingham on 16th - 17th June. TMS have been invited to provide feedback on behalf of delegates for the main collision reduction workshop on Day 1 of the Conference.  read more …

Phil Cook re-writes BTEC Professional Diploma in Highway Engineering assignments for Bath College

April 28, 2014

Phil has just completed the re-writing of assignments for the Highways Maintenance, Highways Design, Highways Technology/Transport Planning and Traffic Management courses that make up the core of the BTEC Diploma in Highways Engineering offered by both City of Bath College and TMS Consultancy.  read more …

Third edition of the hugely popular “Practical Road Safety Auditing” book

April 25, 2014

TMS has recently completed the first draft of the third edition of the hugely popular “Practical Road Safety Auditing” book, first written in 2001 and last updated in 2008. The new edition, which will contain over 90 new photos, has been re-written to include revised editions of international road safety audit practice, new aspects of legal implications, and a complete re-write of the section on “control data” to include dozens of up to date references useful for auditors in the field.  read more …

A challenging environment for blind pedestrians

April 15, 2014

TMS has recently been working with Paul Nicholls (ex RNIB), to deliver training courses to highways staff. Paul and his wife Sue are both completely blind and TMS Director Steve Proctor has recently interviewed them to find out which aspects of the road environment they find most challenging.  read more …

TMS renews old friendships on new course

March 11, 2014

TMS has recently been working again with former RNIB officer Paul Nicholls. Paul, who is completely blind, accompanied Steve Proctor and over 20 delegates on a Safety Audit visit to a public realm scheme in Coventry. This visit was part of the completely new RoSPA 2 day Advanced Safety Engineering Course, which meets the requirement for RSA CPD set out by the Highways Agency in HD 19/03 and IAN 152/11.  read more …

Completion of Road Safety Strategy for the States of Jersey

March 7, 2014

TMS have just completed the preparation of a Road Safety Strategy for the States of Jersey. This follows a comprehensive review of road casualties on the island and looks to adopt a challenging casualty reduction target over the next 10 years.  read more …

TMS exhibits at the RoSPA Road Safety Conference

February 26, 2014

On the 25th February TMS exhibited at the 2014 RoSPA Road Safety Conference: Road Safety and the Cycling Revolution at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham. This years conference focused on how to make roads, behaviours and environments safer for the increasing numbers of cyclists.  read more …

TMS completes inspections of Roman roads

January 22, 2014

Road Safety Inspections have been characterised as “Audits of Existing Roads”, which of course can lead to looking at historical infrastructure dating back many years. TMS has recently completed a project in Rome, Italy, and whilst the roads in question were not 2000 years old, they did reveal plenty of issues for all road users  read more …

TMS at Heathrow Terminal 2

January 7, 2014

TMS Engineers Harminder Aulak and Andy Coleman recently visited Heathrow Airport to carry out Road Safety Audits of the highways works associated with the new £2.5bn Terminal 2 building, which is due to open later this year. The scheme has progressed since the last visit in 2012  read more …

TMS provides technical support to British and Irish Universities

December 10, 2013

For many years now TMS staff have been providing support to academic programmes at British and Irish Universities. TMS staff hold honorary research positions at both Birmingham and Loughborough Universities where they contribute to taught MSc courses in Highways and Road Safety related topics  read more …

Traffic Management and Road Safety Training for Police Officers

December 10, 2013

Following re-organisation of the traffic management and road safety functions of a number of police forces, TMS has completed 10 day training courses for the Metropolitan Police and the Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Police  read more …

Road Safety Audit - Are you competent?

December 10, 2013

The deadline for the requirements for audit teams working on the Trunk Road network in the UK to be ‘Certified Competent’ is approaching: 19th December 2013  read more …

TMS welcomes overseas delegates

November 11, 2013

In November 2013, TMS ran a week long training course for Road Safety Professionals (formerly N.S.T.G. Phase 2 training) which took place at the Swans Nest Hotel in Stratford upon Avon. 11 delegates attended including four colleagues from Ghana’s National Road Safety Commission  read more …

Government announces £94 million investment in cycle schemes - but is this enough?

August 13, 2013

David Cameron has said he wants to start a "cycling revolution", and he has promised £77million investment in cycle schemes in 8 cities including Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, together with a further £14million investment in schemes in National Parks including Dartmoor  read more …

N25 Improvements nearing completion in Cork, Ireland

August 13, 2013

TMS has recently completed the pre-opening Stage 3 road safety audit of the mainline improvements of the N25 South Ring Road Improvements in Cork. The main aim of the scheme was to provide grade separation of two junctions along the route (Sarsfield Road and Bandon Road roundabouts)  read more …

TMS hits the 11,000 milestone for Road Safety Audits

August 13, 2013

TMS recently reached a significant milestone in the company's Road Safety Audit history; the 11,000th Road Safety Audit has been carried out by auditors Harminder Aulak and Andy Coleman. Over the last 23 years TMS has developed an extensive client profile with numerous Loca  read more …

TMS assists Lancaster University with Road Safety Engineering and Traffic Management on Campus

August 7, 2013

Over recent years, Lancaster University has expanded with new teaching, research, college and residential facilities, and a new Sports Centre has recently been opened on the access road into the Campus. At the University, it is an on-going objective to provide and maintain safe and .  read more …

TMS audit Town Centre Revitalisation Scheme in Bexleyheath

August 5, 2013

TMS recently carried out a Stage 3 (post-opening) Road Safety Audit of public realm improvements along The Broadway and Arnsberg Way for the London Borough of Bexley. The scheme consists of shared space areas using high quality materials, the provision of low level median islands to  read more …

TMS take part in the SoRSA Conference

July 16, 2013

TMS attended the Society of Road Safety Auditors (SoRSA) Conference in June 2013 at the Crown Plaza hotel in Birmingham. The conference is an annual gathering of professionals in the field of road safety auditing and allows delegates to network and share knowledge on current best  read more …

Steve Proctor presents Saudi Safety Inspections at Abu Dhabi Road Safety Forum

May 22, 2013

Steve Proctor, Director of TMS, made a presentation at the recent Abu Dhabi International Road Safety Forum on 21st May 2013. Steve was speaking on the subject of Road Safety Inspections in Saudi Arabia. He made a joint presentation with Eng. Khalaf Aldalbahy, Deputy Director of  read more …

TMS issues 100th Highways Agency accredited Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency

April 23, 2013

Under EC Directive 2008/96/EC and Highways Agency IAN152/11 all Road Safety Audits carried out on the Trunk Road and Motorway network from December 2013 in the UK must be undertaken with an approved audit team with at least one team member having an approved Certificate of Competency  read more …

Irish RSA Certificate of Competency Course enters Phase 6

April 23, 2013

TMS is about to deliver the 6th Irish Certificate of Competency course for Road Safety Auditors and Inspectors. This course, like the five previous courses, will be held at UCD in Clonskeagh, Dublin. By the end of June 2013 over 170 Engineers will have undertaken the Irish Cert Comp  read more …

Safety Auditors on the move

April 22, 2013

The road safety audit workload at TMS has picked up considerably in recent months. In the coming weeks, we'll have safety auditors criss-crossing the country, with safety audits in all areas, ranging from motorway projects near Glasgow, through to development improvements in Bodmin  read more …

Public Realm improvement for Stoke City Centre

April 22, 2013

Phase 1 of the Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Public Realm Improvement was completed recently and TMS were commissioned to carry out the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit. Phase 1 of the works included the extension of the pedestrianised zone into Tontine Street and Percy Street. This was a small  read more …

Safety Audit on the A82 Pulpit Rock, Loch Lomond

April 22, 2013

TMS travelled north of the border recently to Loch Lomond, Scotland to undertake a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit on an ambitious scheme to widen a section of the A82 on Loch Lomond's western shore. At present the A82 is signal controlled over a short section around a headland near the  read more …

TMS assess cycle safety for The Home Office

April 22, 2013

TMS has an extensive client base, ranging from single person consultancy firms through to multinational companies and large government departments. This time TMS carried out a safety assessment for a well known client; The Home Office in London. The Home Office representatives  read more …

We have moved!!

April 17, 2013

TMS have recently moved offices to a different building within the University of Warwick Science Park. TMS are no longer located at the Vanguard Centre and are now in a ground floor office (Unit 1B) within Sovereign Court 2.  read more …

TMS carries out Road Safety Inspections in Saudi Arabia

April 9, 2013

TMS recently took part in a programme of Road Safety Inspections (RSI) encompassing 10 sites within the City of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The RSI was jointly commissioned by the International Road Federation (IRF) and the Municipality of Riyadh Region. The 10 selected sites  read more …

Completion of Stage 2 Safety Audit on the A8 Belfast to Larne

February 28, 2013

TMS were recently asked to carry out the Stage 2 Road Safety Audit of the A8 improvement between Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland, the last remaining section of single carriageway road along the A8. The scheme consisted of upgrading a 14km section of existing single carriageway  read more …

Safety Assessment of the internal traffic management at Worth School

February 20, 2013

West Sussex County Council recently recommended TMS to the governors of Worth School, a private school based at Worth Abbey near Crawley, to carry out a Safety Assessment of the internal traffic management and pedestrian provision. The school had recently carried out improvements to  read more …

TMS to assess guard rail removal at Pelican crossing

February 20, 2013

In light of recent discussion regarding the effectiveness and suitability of pedestrian guardrail, TMS were recently asked to carry out a Road Safety Audit on the possible removal of guardrail at a staggered Pelican crossing. The crossing is located on a busy road close to several  read more …

TMS 'aboard' the Boeing Dreamliner to Doha

February 19, 2013

Two TMS Engineers (Harminder Aulak and Robert Cyples) recently travelled to Qatar to carry out a road safety audit on a large development site in Doha, Qatar. The London to Doha flight is a regular route travelled by TMS Engineers to carry out safety audits and assessments in the  read more …

TMS awarded Safety Audit Contract for West Sussex County Council

February 19, 2013

For the second time, TMS has been awarded the Road Safety Audit contract (3 years) for West Sussex County Council. For this contract TMS will be carrying out Road Safety Audits, at all stages, on a variety of schemes throughout West Sussex. For the Council, TMS has already carried  read more …

TMS grounded at Heathrow

December 19, 2012

TMS staff regularly travel to Heathrow to catch flights to various countries to deliver training courses and carry out road safety audits and project work. Recently, two engineers went to Heathrow without any passports or boarding cards, but to carry out a Road Safety Audit of works  read more …

Research needed into collisions with Passively Safe Signs?

December 19, 2012

Over the past 10 years we have introduced a large number of passively safe signs on the road network. TMS has analysed national single vehicle loss of control collisions over this period to look for trends in the data. Given the increase in the number of passively safe signs, one might  read more …

TMS hot under the collar in the Middle East

December 19, 2012

TMS continues to expand its Middle Eastern portfolio with numerous road safety audits on schemes in Qatar. Nothing is done on a small scale, with major infrastructure projects being developed across the country, including multilevel expressways and metro systems. Site visits require  read more …

Cycling in the headlines

December 19, 2012

Cycling continues to be in the headlines, with the DfT announcing funds to improve facilities for cyclists across the country. Brighton and Hove recently introduced a "hybrid" cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road. This experimental scheme involved the construction of a low edge cycle lane  read more …

Project work growth for TMS

December 19, 2012

In recent months there has been a welcome increase in project work for TMS. Some of the work included: Two projects for West Sussex County Council included an accident investigation and prevention study of a gyratory system in Chichester and a safety review of proposed 20mph speed  read more …

University implements TMS advice on street de-cluttering

December 11, 2012

As part of a series of traffic and safety studies carried out on behalf of Lancaster University, TMS has recently completed a de-cluttering study across the university campus that has resulted in the removal of over 70 items of unnecessary street furniture around the campus main roads  read more …

TMS attend opening of new Sustrans Cycle Route

November 6, 2012

TMS attended the official opening of Sustrans Cycle Route 52 on 26th October 2012. The route links Kenilworth with the University of Warwick, where the TMS offices are located. The new route offers a traffic free environment for people travelling between Kenilworth and the University,  read more …

TMS provide the first Road Safety Inspectors training courses in Scotland

November 5, 2012

In November this year, Dumfries and Galloway Council became the first Scottish Roads Authority to take up the Lantra Awards accredited 5-day training course for Road Safety Inspectors, provided by TMS. 12 D&G Road Safety Inspectors successfully completed the course, spread over  read more …

TMS trains the JET SET!

October 22, 2012

TMS has recently delivered Traffic Management Training to the entire surface transportation team at Gatwick Airport. The team are responsible for all aspects of traffic safety and management on the Airport's public road network serving the terminals, car parks as well as delivery and  read more …

Completion of two West Sussex County Council Projects for TMS

October 22, 2012

TMS has recently completed two projects in Chichester for West Sussex County Council. The first was an accident investigation study of the Northgate gyratory near the city centre. The gyratory has a high proportion of pedestrian and pedal cycle casualties and the Council is keen to  read more …

TMS undertake a Stage 3 audit on an experimental pedestrian and cycle scheme in Hove

October 16, 2012

TMS have recently undertaken a Stage 3 Road Safety Audit on an experimental pedestrian and cycle scheme on Old Shoreham Road, Hove on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council. The scheme involved reclaiming former carriageway space (Old Shoreham Road was previously two lanes in both  read more …

TMS continues to audit major Irish road schemes

October 15, 2012

TMS were recently commissioned to undertake a series of detailed design stage Road Safety Audits in the Republic of Ireland. Despite the financial struggles in Ireland some schemes are still receiving the go ahead, with TMS subsequently being asked to carry out Road Safety Audits. The  read more …

NEW Road Safety Audit training programme

October 15, 2012

TMS has recently introduced two NEW training initiatives in order to help clients adopt a more flexible approach to training in these difficult financial times. RoSPA Modular Road Safety Engineering courseFirstly, TMS are offering a non-residential, modular version of the 10 day RoSPA  read more …

TMS train over 100 Local Authority Highway Inspectors

October 15, 2012

TMS is one of the few training providers that deliver the new IHE accredited Highway Inspectors Modular Training course. Since we started delivering the course one year ago, we have trained 110 highway inspectors for local authorities across the country. These inspectors are now  read more …

TMS commissioned to carry out Road Safety Audits for Al wakrah Bypass and East - West Corridor Expressways, Doha, Qatar

July 17, 2012

In June 2012 TMS carried out Stage 1 Road Safety Audits on two brand new proposed expressways in Doha, Qatar, on behalf of Parsons International Ltd. The new expressways will form part of the ever expanding road infrastructure around the periphery of Doha and throughout the rest of  read more …

"TMS contributes to international learning experiences"

July 9, 2012

TMS has recently been involved in three projects to promote best practice in road safety with international audiences. On 25 June, together with Coventry City Council, TMS hosted a study tour to demonstrate some of the public realm works in the City of Coventry. The students, most of .  read more …

Toyota UK Work Transport Risk Assessment

July 4, 2012

In early 2012, TMS was commissioned by Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd to carry out a safety assessment of the traffic management arrangements within the car parks at their site in Burnaston, Derbyshire. The assessment was instigated as part of the company's health and safety  read more …

UCD awards Certificates of Competency to Irish Road Safety Auditors

June 29, 2012

At a ceremony held in University College Dublin on 11 June, Prof Gerry Byrne, Principal of the College of Engineering and Architecture, awarded certificates of competency to successful students from a recent TMS Consultancy Irish Cert Comp course. The photos show Prof Byrne awarding  read more …

TMS has now been involved in 7 MfS type "Quality Audits"

May 10, 2012

TMS, in conjunction with Phil Jones Associates, continues to pioneer the principle of Quality Auditing around the UK. Quality Audits in Bristol, Cheshire, Blackpool have been completed, and are on-going in Hereford, Leek, Croydon and Solihull. Types of schemes audited vary  read more …

TMS completes a "de-cluttering" study at a UK University

May 10, 2012

In line with current drives to remove unnecessary "clutter" in the public realm, TMS has recently completed a "de-cluttering" study around the main campus at Lancaster University. The objective was to improve the University environment by the removal of visual  read more …

10 Questions you need to ask about Certificates of Competency if you are a Road Safety Auditor

May 10, 2012

There are some major changes coming up with respect to qualifications for Road Safety Auditors in the UK. In the future, auditors will require a "Certificate of Competency", and in February 2012 TMS Consultancy obtained Highways Agency Approval to award Certificates of  read more …

TMS completes an intensive 10-day traffic management training course for the Metropolitan Police

May 8, 2012

TMS has completed an intensive 10 day traffic management course for the Metropolitan Police. The course covered a wide range of topics including: Traffic management policySources of guidanceTraffic signs and road markingsPedestrian facilitiesCycling facilitiesLegislation and legal  read more …

TMS tours central and eastern Europe delivering road safety seminars

May 8, 2012

TMS has completed an extensive series of seminars throughout central and eastern Europe, delivering training materials commissioned by the Global Road Safety Partnership as part of the European Commission funded SOL project. Seminars were held in Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech  read more …

Another TMS Road Safety Audit for RPS Consulting

February 20, 2012

TMS has recently completed the detailed design road safety audit on a section of the South Ring Road in Cork, on behalf of RPS Consulting. The main aim of the scheme is to grade separate two junctions along the route (Sarsfield Road and Bandon Road roundabouts) which currently suffer  read more …

TMS runs the first HA Approved Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit

February 8, 2012

TMS has become the first UK training provider to offer an official Highways Agency Approved Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit, when their Keeping up to Date two day course was approved by the HA in February 2012. The first course ran on 8-9 February 2012 in Coventry when  read more …

TMS undertakes Train the Trainer Workshop in Budapest, Hungary

January 27, 2012

TMS has undertaken a Train the Trainer Road Safety Workshop in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the European Commission funded SOL (Save Our Lives) project. The workshop was attended by delegates from 8 central and eastern European countries and observers from Cambodia and Vietnam. The  read more …

Academics and practitioners share ideas on road user behaviour

January 11, 2012

TMS hosted a road user behaviour seminar on 10 January at the Chase Hotel in Coventry. The event was attended by over 45 practitioners and academics from across the UK, and was designed to give opportunities for discussion of new ideas relating to road users. George Dunbar, a  read more …

Cyprus Road Safety Auditors trained by TMS

January 3, 2012

TMS has just completed a project for the Public Works Department (PWD) of the Republic of Cyprus, in response to the training requirements of the European Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management. Ten engineers from Cyprus attended a five day course put together by TMS in  read more …

TMS roll out Workplace Transport Safety Training for Scottish Hospitals

January 3, 2012

Following a successful pilot course held in Lanarkshire (see news item 31st May 2011) TMS have now delivered further workplace transport safety training for key operational and safety management staff of the Lothian NHS Board in Edinburgh. This two-day course, which includes an  read more …

TMS commissioned to carry out Road Safety Audit for Qatar National Museum, Doha

September 22, 2011

In August 2011 TMS carried out a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit of the concept design for surrounding roads for the New Qatar National Museum, in Doha, on behalf of Parsons International Ltd. The new museum promises to be another iconic architectural masterpiece in the State of Qatar, and  read more …

TMS wins major training contract with Global Road Safety Partnership

September 20, 2011

TMS has been awarded a contract to produce six training packages and will be working closely with GRSP in Geneva and Budapest to deliver the work. The work involves writing training packages on a range of subjects including speed management, drink driving, child road safety, and  read more …

TMS hit the 10,000 milestone for Road Safety Audits

September 13, 2011

This week has seen TMS reach a significant milestone in the company's Road Safety Audit history; the 10,000th Road Safety Audit has been carried out by auditors Darren Newbold and Robert Cyples. Over the last 21 years TMS has developed an extensive client profile with numerous Local  read more …

Blackpool Council commission TMS and PJA to carry out a Post Scheme Quality and Access Audit of the public realm on Blackpool Promenade

September 6, 2011

TMS and Phil Jones Associates have recently been commissioned by Blackpool Council to carry out a Post Scheme Quality and Access Audit of the public realm, associated with a scheme recently implemented as part of Blackpool's Promenade Movement Strategy. In addition to the combined  read more …

Two National Road Safety Audits for TMS in Ireland

September 2, 2011

TMS has recently completed road safety audits at pre-tender stage on two national road schemes near Mullingar in Ireland. N4 The Downs The first audit was on the "N4 The Downs" project, which is an on-line improvement of 5.5km of dual carriageway. The current road has numerous central .  read more …

"Risk Assessors get on their bikes"

August 18, 2011

TMS has just completed a two day course for Worcestershire County Council for Instructors involved in "Bikeability". The objective of the course was to teach the Instructors how to carry out site based risk assessments for that part of the training where Instructors teach  read more …

TMS launch a series of London based training courses

August 18, 2011

TMS has recently launched a series of training courses which are London based, starting from September 2011. The courses will take place in excellent conference facilities in Central London. These training courses are all designed to provide high quality Continuing Professional  read more …

TMS signs letter in The Times newspaper

July 12, 2011

Steve Proctor, Director of TMS, was a co-signatory to the letter printed in The Times newspaper on 11th July 2011. The letter, signed by four former Road Safety Ministers, and a number of professionals working in the field, welcomes the recent reduction in casualty numbers, but  read more …

TMS completes final audit at major junction improvement in Derby

June 17, 2011

TMS has recently completed its final (post construction) road safety audit of a major junction improvement scheme in Derby. The A6/A5111 Raynesway junction has been grade separated to replace the previous at-grade roundabout. This is to facilitate a commercial park development nearby.  read more …

TMS Safety Audit training in Malta

June 7, 2011

TMS Director Steve Proctor recently returned from a two week trip to Malta in which he undertook an intensive road safety training course on behalf of staff working for Transport Malta. The two week course included classroom training in road safety engineering and safety audit and a  read more …

TMS has re-launched their Traffic Management and Road Safety training programme in Ireland for 2011

May 31, 2011

A number of new courses have been added to our Irish training course programme to complement some of the old favourites. The first courses in May were well received and more are planned for June, July and later in the year. For more information on the road safety and traffic related  read more …

TMS develop a new course in Workplace Transport Safety

May 31, 2011

TMS were approached recently to develop a new training course for a large Health Sector client aimed at enabling key staff to undertake Workplace Transport Safety Assessments. The two-day course, which includes an assessed operational site visit and report was succesfully piloted last .  read more …

TMS working in the Middle East

May 10, 2011

TMS are carrying out a Safety Audit on a major road scheme in the rapidly expanding city of Doha. TMS are working for AECOM on the The Al-Muntazah Street Extension scheme, which will cater for the high traffic volumes associated with the Barwa Commercial and Barwa City Developments in  read more …

TMS delivers highway safety training to Surrey Parish Councils

March 22, 2011

When Surrey Police wanted to further their 'Drive SMART' campaign to educate drivers and crack down on anti-social driving by equipping local parish councils in the Guildford borough with portable vehicle-activated speed limit signs, who else would they ask to provide highway safety  read more …

TMS to write Road Safety Audit procedures for Bucks County Council

March 16, 2011

TMS has been asked to write local Road Safety Audit procedures for Buckinghamshire County Council. The procedures will look specifically at how the Council undertakes audits on local roads, and will build on the advice provided in the CIHT Road Safety Audit Guidelines. The objective  read more …

Steve Proctor to speak at International Road Safety Audit conference

March 14, 2011

Aston University is holding a Road Safety Audit conference on 7th April with speakers discussing safety audit in Europe and the Far East, and the UK response to the Decade of Action on Road Safety. Steve Proctor, Director of TMS will be speaking at the conference regarding  read more …

TMS launches new de-cluttering service

March 9, 2011

TMS is launching a street de-cluttering service that could involve carrying out audits aimed at rationalising signing and street furniture, and could also involve providing advice to designers of new schemes to ensure that signing and other street furniture is kept to an absolute  read more …

TMS trains Road Safety Auditors for Abu Dhabi Municipality

February 25, 2011

In order to reduce the number of collisions on its roads the Municipality of Abu Dhabi introduced a Road Safety Audit standard, based on the UK's HD19/03, in 2010 which requires all new highway schemes to be safety audited. To assist with this requirement, TMS provided Road Safety  read more …

Irish Road Safety Auditors now certified "competent"!

February 18, 2011

TMS is pleased to announce that 28 Road Safety Auditors have now been awarded a Certificate of Competency as a result of attending the professional certificate in Road Safety Audit course which took place at University College Dublin in the autumn of 2010. This vocational course  read more …

UK Road Safety Audit "Grandfathers" to have opportunity to obtain Certificate of Competency

February 17, 2011

The European Directive on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (2008/96/CE) requires that Road Safety Auditors operating on the Trans European Road Network undertake an initial training resulting in the award of a Certificate of Competency (Article 9, para 2). New Auditors can obtain  read more …

TMS exhibit at RoSPA Congress for the third year

February 17, 2011

For the third year running, TMS exhibited at the new format RoSPA Congress which was held at Maple House in Birmingham on 15th February 2011. The one-day seminar titled "Road Safety in a time of reduced public spending" was attended by delegates from Local Authorities, Fire  read more …

TMS carry out traffic management study and risk assessment at a school for autistic children

January 28, 2011

TMS has recently been commissioned to carry out a traffic management study and workplace transport risk assessment at a school for autistic children in the West Midlands. The school is set in 58 acres of rural parkland, and specialises in the care of children and young people with  read more …

TMS kicks-off Quality Audit service

January 28, 2011

TMS and Phil Jones Associates have been commissioned to provide a Quality Audit of two public realm schemes. The two schemes, one being a future super-hospital in Bristol and one being an urban regeneration project in Cheshire based on shared space principles, will both shortly be at  read more …

TMS exhibit at the 2nd Annual Shared Spaces Conference

January 28, 2011

On 25th January 2011, TMS were involved in exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Shared Spaces Conference. This was a one day conference held at 15 Hatfields in London. The conference attracted a wide range of delegates from public agencies to private developers, transport planners and place  read more …

Northern Ireland DBFO2 Package nearing completion

January 27, 2011

Work is coming to a close on a £250 million pound package of work to upgrade transport links in Northern Ireland. As part of Northern Ireland Roads Service Strategic Network Transport Plan, Package 2 of a Design, Build, Finance and Operate contract was identified to upgrade  read more …

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