Good Roads General Registration Form

Road Safety Audit Course
Delta Hotel, Guelph
Oct 2 - Oct 4
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
In Person

Road Safety Audit Course

Course Description

A road safety audit is a formal examination of a future road or traffic project, or an existing road or road-related area, in which a team of appropriately qualified persons identifies deficiencies with the potential to cause crashes in the project. A road safety audit is not simply a compliance check against design standards or other technical guidance. Strict adherence to design standards does not guarantee safety since standards are not always written with safety as a primary objective. A Road Safety Audit considers the safety of all users to proactively identify issues that may cause harm to users and makes recommendations to remove or mitigate these issues.

This three-day training program will teach practitioners how to conduct a Road Safety Audit in accordance with the 2023 Good Roads Road Safety Audit Guidelines.

This course is relevant to individuals who wish to become a Road Safety Auditor or those required to manage the Road Safety Audit process and its outcomes. Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be eligible to register as a Road Safety Auditor in Ontario.

Course Content

  • What are Road Safety Audits and why we do them?
  • Stages of a Road Safety Audit
  • Design stage Road Safety Audits
  • Auditing for Pedestrians, Cyclists & Motorcyclists
  • Road Safety Auditor Accreditation and Registration
  • Preparation and presentation of Road Safety Audit report
  • Road Safety Audits within the Safe System

The interactive Workshop is a combination of theory, practical exercises, and fieldwork.

Who Should Attend

  • Provincial and local government personnel
  • Engineers, planners, designers, traffic managers
  • Consultants wishing to undertake road safety audits
  • Road safety practitioners

Listen to instructor Kenn Beer as he discusses Road Safety Audits with Thomas and Jared of the Good Roads Podcast: https://youtu.be/QO6U4m56zjg


Delta Hotel and Conference Guelph.
To book a room, call 1-844-496-8549 and use group code "Good Roads" to qualify for a group rate.

The cut-off date is Tue, September 5th, 2023.


A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included in the registration fee.

Max McCardel (BEng (Hons)

Max is a Senior Engineer with a wealth of hands-on, road safety engineering experience and is an accredited Senior Road Safety Auditor. Max regularly conducts Road Safety Audits at all stages of a project’s life. Max is a passionate advocate for safer cycling and keeps up to date with best practice for designing and delivering cycling infrastructure. Max sits on the advisory group for CycleRAP – an international panel of cycling safety experts - and keeps abreast of how the world delivers innovative, technically excellent cycling projects often in constrained and complex sites. Max also runs the ‘Cycling Auditor Training Course’ which is aimed at sharpening road safety practitioner’s skills in identifying and providing solutions for cyclist safety. This course has amassed hundreds of eager graduates who have injected their newly acquired skills to their own transport projects.


Kenn Beer (BEng (Hons), MPIA, RPEng, RPEQ, RPEV)

Kenn is the Principal Engineer of Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd - a specialist road safety engineering consultancy and is a world leader in applied road safety engineering. Before founding Safe System Solutions Pty Ltd in 2013, Kenn worked for VicRoads (the Victorian road authority) in a variety of roles including Manager Planning, Manager Program Development and Team Leader Road Safety Engineering. During his career Kenn has undertaken over 400 Road Safety Audits on some of the world’s most high profile and complex infrastructure projects. Kenn has been the lead trainer for road safety technical training courses in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Thailand, The Philippines and the USA. Austroads appointed Kenn as the specialist technical advisor for SAG2060 and SAG6221 – updating the Guide to Road Safety Part 6: Road Safety Audit, and he led the update to the Austroads Guide to Road Safety Part 2: Safe Roads.

Kenn is a registered road safety engineer, Senior Road Safety Auditor and transport planner, with further qualifications in training and assessment.



Delta Hotel Guelph, 50 Stone Road West, Guelph ON N1G 0A9


October 2, 2023 - Oct 4
8:00 am - 4:30 pm