Highway Safety Inspectors' Refresher Training
(LANTRA Awards)
(Based on 'Well-managed Highway Infrastructure 2016')

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 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.

Aims and Objectives:

This course is designed to fulfill the ongoing training requirements of local authority highway inspectors and to satisfy the requirements of the IHE certification scheme.

Topics Covered:

Much of the course content is based on the guidance and recommendations of the revised code of practice, Well-managed Highway Infrastructure (2016). Delegates are encouraged to read those sections relating to Highway Inspection prior to the course. The document can be accessed online at http://www.ukroadsliaisongroup.org/en/codes/index.cfm.


Highway Law & Inspection Policy

  • Introduction
  • Highway maintenance context
  • Legal powers and duties of highway authorities
  • Highways Act powers and enforcement
  • NRSWA powers and enforcement
  • Codes of Practice
  • Inspection policies and procedure
    • Road hierarchy
    • Inspection frequency
    • Inspection methods
    • Intervention levels
    • Response criteria
    • Risk registers
  • Legal challenges


Hazard Identification & Control Measures

  • Highway safety
  • Types of construction defect
  • Defect repair techniques
  • Other highway defects
  • 3rd party defects / s.81 NRSWA
  • Options for making safe
  • On-site assessment


The highway inspectors' course complies fully with the requirements of the IHE Inspectors Board for highway inspectors' training. The course includes a written assessment at the end of Day 1 and a practical on-site assessment of highway inspection competency on Day 2.  Successful completion of the course will allow delegates to retain their entry on the IHE National Register of Highway Inspectors.

Delegates completing this course and passing all the assessments will receive a Certificate of Training, accredited by Lantra Awards.

Dates of Next Course:

Course Dates: 26th - 27th September 2017
Course Venue: Chace Hotel, Coventry 

This course is also available for delivery in-house, if you would like a quotation please use the link below. 

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Course Fees:

£520 excluding VAT (VAT will be charged at the current UK Rate)

Booking a place:

To book a place on this course please either download a pdf booking form or follow the link below to make an online booking.

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