UKRLG e-newsletter May 2019
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Efforts made to strengthen asset management skills


UKRLG recently published an Asset Management Competence Framework designed to help highway authorities implement the recommendations of the group’s Code of Practice ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’. 

In particular, recommendation 15 states: ‘The appropriate competencies for all staff should be identified. Training should be provided where necessary for directly employed staff, and contractors should be required to provide evidence of the appropriate competencies of their staff’. 

Identifying, developing and documenting the competencies required across the highway service promises to help highway authorities manage both their physical and intellectual assets effectively and efficiently, as well as ensure that other elements of the Code of Practice are met.

To read the article:   Transportation Professional - May 2019


Improving drivers' experience through roadworks

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Following extensive research with motorists, Highways England launched the ‘Roadworks: a customer view’ document that demonstrates 20 principles for improving the customer experience at planned roadworks.

Highways England’s network management solutions team leader Freda Rashdi – a representative on the UK Network Management Board – recently provided an update to the Board. Freda highlighted work on travel demand management and the need for roadworks information to be accurate and relevant.

Board chair and Hertfordshire County Council’s director of environment and infrastructure Mark Kemp said: “It is great to Improving drivers’ experience through roadworks share what is happening on the strategic road network with local authorities.

“I was pleased to be able to share work that Hertfordshire and Essex have developed with Ringway, RingwayJacobs and roadworks.org to send sat-nav providers live traffic updates from the roadside that help drivers avoid congestion and road closures.”

To read the article:   Transportation Professional - May 2019

Podcast: Asset management competency framework - John Paterson

 In this podcast, Justin Ward from CIHT speaks with John Paterson from Atkins – a member of the SNC Lavalin Group - who was the lead consultant on the Asset Management Competence Framework project. 

The interview covers what the framework does, the breadth of roles within the framework, how competency levels are defined and the range of competency areas. 

This podcast provides essential listening for anyone involved with asset management.

Listen to "Asset management competency framework - John Paterson" on Spreaker.

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