Highway Inspectors' Training

TMS offers an extensive range of training courses in the field of Road Safety and Traffic Management. All courses offer a 'hands on' approach to training and are recognised for CPD by the IHE and CIHT

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.

Candidates who successfully complete the courses run by an approved centre are eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Highway Inspectors for a period of five years. After the five years has lapsed to allow Highway Inspectors to remain on the register, a refresher course will need to be completed.

TMS has been approved as a centre to provide the following training courses:

Highway Safety Inspectors' Modular Training (4 day course)

Local highway authorities have a responsibility to ensure that those carrying out safety inspections are trained, qualified and competent.[1]

Highway safety inspectors perform an invaluable role in detecting safety defects on the highway and prioritising them for repair: it is essential that they are appropriately trained to enable them to do so competently and with confidence. It is equally important that the appropriate level of training has been provided, so that local highway authorities can successfully defend claims for compensation arising from accidents involving highway defects.

The fully-revised 4-day modular training course now offered by TMS incorporates all the changes in the recently published code of practice, Well-managed Highway Infrastructure (2016) and is approved by the IHE Inspectors Board, as well as having the accreditation of LANTRA Awards. The course is intended for both newly-appointed and experienced local authority highway safety inspectors. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil the role of highway safety inspector and provides an opportunity for delegates to demonstrate their competency and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

[1] Well-managed Highway Infrastructure (2016), paragraph A.5.5.7: Recommendation 15 of Well-managed Highway Infrastructure (2016): Recommendation 10 of Highway Infrastructure Asset Management (2013)

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Highway Inspectors' Refresher Training (2 day course)

The importance of training to achieve and maintain an adequate level of competence in all areas of highway asset management, including highway inspection, is stressed in the current Code of Practice, Well-managed Highway Infrastructure, and the associated document, Highway Infrastructure Asset Management. The credibility of highway inspectors as witnesses in criminal or civil proceedings may depend on producing evidence of current qualifications.

This two-day course is intended for local authority highway inspectors who have completed the initial highway inspectors’ course within the last five years and want to renew their qualification for a further five years. It provides a reminder of the knowledge and skills already gained on the initial course, and an update on recent changes in guidance and developments in procedures. The course is delivered by experienced professionals in the field of highway safety and highway maintenance.

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