Highway Law & Management Procedures
Endorsed by IHT for CPD
This one-day course on Highway Law addresses the Statutory Duty of Care placed on Highway Authorities, as well as detailing powers available to them under the Highways Act 1980. Emphasis is given to the need for regular Inspection, efficient record keeping, and accident investigation to enable a robust defence against Public Liability claims.
Aims and Objectives:
To present and discuss the various aspects of highway law, relating these to the need for effective day-to-day management of public highways
To describe the various powers available to Highway Authorities to support this day-to-day management
On completion of this course delegates will:
Be aware of the general duties and responsibilities of a Highway Authority, including the specific duties imposed by the Highways Act 1980
Have knowledge of available powers and procedures supporting safety and efficient management of public highways
Be able to take appropriate and timely action to investigate, record and deal with incidents and accidents, and to give information in response to public liability claims
1. Introduction: Definition of a highway
2. Highway hierarchy & classification
3. Overview of current Statutory Procedures
4. Management & Maintenance of Public Highways
5. Objectives of the Code of Practice for Highway Management (July 2005) - "well-maintained Highways"
6. Obstructions of the highway
7. Safety of the highway
8. Legal powers & procedures
Mode of Delivery:
Open forum discussions
Tutor Presentation with Visual Aids
Benefits Perceived by Participants:
On completion of this course delegates will have a broader understanding of the detail, implications and application of highway law.
Graduates and Technicians and Inspectorate staff involved in maintenance and management of public highways
Experienced staff 'converting' from roles in construction to highway management and maintenance
Complete pre-course questionnaire, giving examples of legislative issues if appropriate to the delegates' experience.
Bring copies of authority's policies and intervention levels relating to day-to-day management & maintenance of public highways
1 day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD
For more information please contact
or call 01446 775959 and ask for Sarah Wall
This Training Course is taught in classrooms in the following locations:
Guide Price: from £220 + vat per delegate