Steve Proctor, an Honorary Associate at TMS Consultancy, recently chaired a Passive Safety Workshop in Solihull, organised by UK Roads. Passively safe products are designed to be more forgiving if struck by vehicles, reducing the risk of death or serious injury to road users.
The event was attended by Harminder Aulak and Robert Cyples, technical engineers at TMS Consultancy, who said:
“The workshop provided valuable advice regarding the upcoming passive safety classification standard EN 12767:2019. It is important that engineers consider factors such as speed, energy absorption, occupant safety, post backfill type, pole collapse type, direction of impact and vehicle roof indentation when specifying passively safe products. We will need to be aware of these issues when carrying out road safety audits, safety assessments and accident studies.”