Design School


The Safe System Approach: Managing for Better Road Safety Results

11 - 12 April 2017

The Design School has a long association with research, innovation and evaluation in road safety, nationally and internationally. In collaboration with Jeanne Breen Consulting, working in road safety management globally, this Course builds on Loughborough’s previous work in this field. The course will be presented by national and international experts from a range of disciplines. These will be from the Design School at Loughborough, Jeanne Breen Consulting and visiting experts from other countries which are implementing Safe System.

Course information

This short course has been designed to engage decision-makers and practitioners who are taking road safety forward at national and local levels. It explains the scientific basis of Safe System, key strategic and design aspects and its alignment with a range of societal objectives. 

Safe System is an evidence-based approach, building upon existing best practice in results-focused road safety management and promoting innovation based on well-established scientific safety principles. Safe System targets all elements of road traffic system design, operation and use, to better accommodate common human error and known human tolerance to injury. The long-term goals, supported by interim quantitative targets, is for roads and traffic which are eventually free from death and serious injury.

The aim of this two-day course is to provide attendees with a broad introduction to Safe System road safety management and a window on implementation experience and guidance in a range of settings. At the end of Day 2 attendees should be able to understand the scope of Safe System in their day-to-day road safety activity and options for building  on their current approaches and practice.


The Course will have value for all professionals tasked with taking road safety and road injury prevention forward. This involves the broad road safety community at national and local levels, key stakeholders in roads and health authorities, police, the research community and consulting sectors, non-governmental road user and safety organisations and insurance, occupational health and safety and business sectors. In short, all organisations in which road transport and its impacts are a significant factor.  

11 - 12 April 2017

Loughborough Design School

2 Day Course - £500+VAT

Places can be booked through the Loughborough University Store: under the ‘Short Courses’ section. The deadline for booking is 10th March 2017.

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Accommodation is not included, should delegates wish to stay overnight we recommend the following local hotels:

Burleigh Court – located on campus
Loughborough University 
LE11 3TD 
01509 633030

The Link Hotel – 0.9 miles from University
New Ashby Road 
LE11 4EX
01509 211800

Premier Inn - 1.3 miles from University
Southfield Road 
LE11 9SA
0871 527 9314

Forest Rise Hotel - 0.9 miles from University
55 Forest Road 
LE11 3NW 
01509 215928