Directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on Road Infrastructure Safety Management has the objective to ensure that safety is integrated in all phases of planning, design and operation of road infrastructure in the Trans-European Road Network (TEN-T). The Directive requires all Member States to undertake Road Safety Audits, Road Safety Impact Assessments, Road Safety Inspections and high frequency Collision Investigations on the TEN-T roads. The directive sets out four areas of analysis in relation to existing roads and new roads.
The Directive also requires that Member States ensure a training curriculum for road safety auditors. Also, per Directive requirements and legal transpositions to the local legislation, Transport Malta is required to ensure that road safety auditors hold a Certificate of Competence. This certificate can be attained by submitting a request to the Authority, through the standard application forms. Once that the applicant is successful, such certification remains valid as long as proof of periodic training in related fields is ongoing according to the following criteria :
Demonstrate a minimum of two (2) days of continuous personal development in the field of road safety auditing or road safety engineering or statistical analysis of historic site specific collision data in the past five (5) years. Such training is to be substantiated through, a certification, reference letters and / or a self-declaration or any form of other evidence;
All application forms shall be treated in confidence.
RSA Certificate/s of Competence issued by the competent authorities of other EU member states shall be mutually recognised.
TMS Consultancy of Unit 1B, Sovereign Court 2, University of Warwick Science Park, Sir William Lyons Road, Coventry, CV4 7EZ
Any further prospective trainers will be reviewed by Transport Malta and in cases where accreditation from other EU countries is in place, mutual recognition shall apply. Any accreditation shall be recognised by Transport Malta as per Directive 2008/96/EC.