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State highway safe network activity manual

This consultation has now closed.

The State highway safe network activity manual provides advice and best practice guidance to network safety managers and road safety practitioners working on New Zealand Roads in terms of road safety and replaces the Transit State highway safety management system manual, edition 4, March 2007.

Feedback may be directed to: SafeNetworkManual@nzta.govt.nz

The feedback period closed on Friday 27 February 2015, after which the final document will be prepared and released.

Background

This manual systematically takes into account road safety issues in the management and operation of the state highway network and can be used as a reference guide for other road controlling authorities. The manual references key activities for road safety, references for the Network Outcomes Contract , the Transport Agency's safety team deliverables and description of activities, policies, standards, guidelines, specifications and standard contract documents that the user can refer to and the benefits of undertaking those activities.

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Questions and answers

Who developed the State highway safe network activity manual?

The manual has been developed by a working group of NZ Transport Agency senior safety engineers with document support from Opus International Consultants.

What is the purpose of the State highway safe network activity manual?

The purpose of the State highway safe network activity manual is to provide road safety advice and best practice guidance to network safety managers and road safety practitioners working on New Zealand roads. The manual references key activities for road safety, references for the Network Outcomes Contract, the NZ Transport Agency's safety team deliverables and description of activities, policies, standards, guidelines, specifications and standard contract documents that the user can refer to and the benefits of undertaking those activities.

What is the scope of the guidelines?

The State highway safe network activity manual:

  • describes how the Transport Agency systematically takes into account road safety issues in the management and operation of the state highway network
  • will provide information on a number of activities and includes any requirements and associated references within the Network Outcomes Contract (NOC), a higher level of detail, detailing a description of the activity and references to legislation, standards and guidelines specifications and standard contract documents that the user can refer to
  • will not provide detailed operational specifications (this information can be found within the Transport Agency's NOC's and other specifications and a developed road safety plan)
  • allows the network managers to produce a safety management plan which is a requirement of the NOC.

Who are the likely users of the State highway safe network activity manual?

The key users of the manual are likely to be:

  • Transport Agency safety staff
  • Transport Agency Network Performance team
  • network maintenance contractors and consultants
  • road controlling authorities.

What are the benefits of the State highway safe network activity manual?

The benefits from using the State highway safe network activity manual will include:

  • providing an auditable framework for achieving the Transport Agency's safety objectives and measuring safety performance
  • providing a repository of road safety knowledge and expertise
  • improving consistency in the implementation of road safety procedures; thereby enabling review, audit, and development of road safety procedures and policies
  • providing an induction training aid for new contracts and staff
  • providing a useful communication aid
  • helping to provide improved safety for all road users.

Who do people contact if they have questions about the document?

Email any questions to: SafeNetworkManual@nzta.govt.nz

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