Supporting and Enabling

EuroRAP seeks to build a community of knowledge and a strong partnership network between members and RAP projects. This allows ideas and experiences to be shared and facilitates continuous improvement of RAP activities globally.

EuroRAP’s annual plenary meetings and regional workshops are an important forum for this interaction, giving an opportunity for countries to discuss their progress and results and report back on plans, research and evaluation exercises.

EuroRAP can assist in the planning and procurement for a programme or project directly if required. The RAP accredited suppliers are network of road safety professionals and companies are capable of competitively bidding to provide high-quality RAP assessments.

The RAP Centres of Excellence provide expertise, ownership and leadership for RAP at a technical level.

Training

To build and sustain national, regional and local capability, EuroRAP regularly run training courses on the background and use of our protocols and comprehensive training in the collection of data and use of our online software tools.

To support the face to face training courses, RAPcapacity provides online courses introducing people to the RAP protocols, help them to understand what the results mean and learn how to undertake RAP-specification road assessments

The University of Birmingham (UK) iRAP course in Road Safety introduces to people the RAP protocols. The course covers:

  • The fundamentals of the iRAP approach to risk assessment and mitigation
  • The concept of star rating based on inspection data and road designs
  • The principles of developing a safer road investment plan

The course includes practical exercises, discussions and exposure to the iRAP software. The course is delivered in the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities of the University of Birmingham.

Link to RAP Capacity

ViDA Online Software

ViDA is the RAP online road safety software platform. It can be used to create and analyse Star Rating and Safer Road Investment Plans.

Users of ViDA are able to upload road inspection data to produce detailed condition reports, Star Ratings and Safer Road Investment Plans. You can also use the Star Rating Demonstrator to quickly check the Star Rating of an existing road or a road design.

You can register to use ViDA free at vida.irap.org

Watch a video tour of ViDA or download the user guide.

Link to ViDA

Road Safety Toolkit

Building on decades of road safety research the Road Safety Toolkit provides free information on the causes and prevention of fatal and serious road crashes and the cost of the life-saving potential of 42 countermeasures.

In addition to advice on countermeasures, which range from basic line marking to complete highway duplication, the Toolkit helps engineers and planners customise safety plans for all road users including car occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists, heavy vehicle occupants and public transport users, and for various crash types, such as head-ons, intersections, lane-changes, manoeuvring, rear end shunts and running off the road.

The Road Safety Toolkit is the result of collaboration between iRAP, the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP) and the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility. ARRB Group provided expert advice during the Toolkit’s development.

Link to the Road Safety Toolkit

For more information

If you would like to attend or host a training course please contact:

James Bradford
European Development Director
james.bradford@eurorap.org