Operational Highway Safety


This one-day course is designed for practitioners who want to understand how to reduce the risk of accidental injury to operatives and third parties whilst carrying out highway maintenance functions.

It covers the basic health and safety requirements for safe working on the highway, as well as an introduction to the relevant national standards for implementing traffic management for road works and other temporary obstructions in the highway.

The course covers the legal requirement to ensure the safety of people affected by highway operations and the potential consequences of failing to do so, in terms of criminal sanctions and civil claims for compensation.

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the course is to explain the legal duties and potential liability of authorities and individual operatives working on the highway and to examine and discuss the hazards of working on the highway and identify appropriate control measures to reduce the risk.

The course explains the principles of temporary traffic management and their application to typical highway maintenance operations.

Topics covered

  • Legal powers and duties of highway authorities
  • Criminal offences and civil compensation claims
  • Risk assessment on the highway
  • National standards for temporary traffic management
  • Practical application to highway maintenance
  • Policy issues           


Delegates completing this course will receive a CPD certificate of attendance, recognised by both the IHE and CIHT.

Course Availability

This course is only available to be delivered in-house, therefore if you would like this training please contact us to request a quotation. 

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