News Archive

The 'News Archive' section illustrates historic TMS news items relating to all areas of our business. Please refer to the individual links for more information.

New courses launched for 2011

February 25, 2011

TMS now has the following new courses available for 2011. All courses will be held at training venues in Coventry. Road Restraints and Passive Safety Streetscape and Road Safety Road Safety Audit Awareness Operational Highway Safety Statistics in Road Safety Installing and  read more …

Lambeth Council commission TMS to carry out assessments of existing school crossing patrol sites

January 20, 2011

TMS has recently been commissioned to carry out an assessment of existing school crossing patrol sites throughout a London Borough area. The aims of the assessment are to confirm that criteria to justify the presence of a school crossing patrol officer are still being met, and to  read more …

TMS commissioned to develop an Impact Protection Strategy for Essex County Council

January 20, 2011

TMS has recently been commissioned to develop an Impact Protection Strategy for Essex County Council. The aim of this strategy is to ensure the consistent provision of road restraint systems and passively safe roadside products on the highway network throughout the County. The strategy  read more …

Highway Inspectors' course gets the go ahead

January 17, 2011

TMS has recently received formal accreditation for a training course specifically designed for Highway Inspectors. The course, which covers all aspects of Highway Inspections, was originally developed with Birmingham City Council and how now received approval from national awarding  read more …

M18 Gort to Crusheen Motorway opens in Ireland

January 15, 2011

The new 22km M18 motorway, with a total scheme budget of €207 million, opened on Friday 12th November 2010, nine months ahead of schedule. The scheme represents the completion of another section of the Atlantic Corridor, and links in with the N18 Ennis Bypass Motorway, which  read more …

Irish Engineers working towards Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit

November 4, 2010

TMS is part way through teaching the first Road Safety Audit Certificate of Competency course in Europe. The course syllabus was adopted by the National Roads Authority (NRA) in June, and the course is being hosted and academically verified by University College Dublin. The  read more …

Successful launch of the Passive Safety Guidelines in Manchester

November 4, 2010

TMS, in conjunction with UK Roads, has recently run the third in a series of successful seminars to launch the Passive Safety Guidelines. The most recent seminar was held on 23rd September at Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. The event was hosted by the North  read more …

TMS awarded NEW Road Safety Audit contract by Stoke-on-Trent City Council

October 5, 2010

TMS has recently been awarded the Road Safety Audit contract by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. TMS was invited by the Council to submit a tender proposal for the provision of Road Safety Audit Services at Stages, 1, 2, 3 and 4. The RSA commission involves the undertaking of Road  read more …

TMS/RoSPA has awarded the first UK Certificate of Competence for Road Safety Audit

September 28, 2010

Steve Proctor, Director of TMS, recently presented Tristan Hall of Warwickshire County Council with his Certificate of Competence following Tristan's successful completion of the TMS/RoSPA qualification. Tristan obtained the qualification after attending the June 2010 two week RoSPA  read more …

TMS publishes research carried out for Manual for Streets 2

September 28, 2010

TMS has now published the research they carried out for Manual for Streets 2. The pdf document, entitled "Research for MfS2: High Risk Collision Sites and Y Distance Visibility", is available from 29th September 2010 for free download. The publication of the research coincides with  read more …

Passive Safety seminar success at Stratford-upon-Avon

July 27, 2010

Over 40 delegates from UK private and public sector companies, together with around 20 industry sponsors took part in the second 'Designing Safer Roads' seminar in June 2010. The event took place at Stratford's Swan's Nest Hotel. The day comprised a morning conference chaired by TMS  read more …

First delegates take competency certificate on TMS/ RoSPA course

July 27, 2010

Four delegates on the June RoSPA Road Safety Engineering course elected to take the "certificate of competency" qualification now being offered by TMS/RoSPA. This involved the delegates undertaking an examination at the end of the first week of the course, and submitting an individual  read more …

New Professional Certificate in Road Safety Audit - IRELAND

July 23, 2010

TMS is pleased to announce that a NEW Road Safety Engineering Ireland course will take place this Autumn, in partnership with University College Dublin. Candidates who successfully undertake the Professional Certificate in Road Safety Audit will be awarded a Certificate of Competence  read more …

TMS carry out Road Safety Audits on the A73/A74 scheme in Venlo, The Netherlands

July 2, 2010

In June 2010, TMS undertook a Detailed Design Safety Audit of the A73/A74 Interchange in Venlo, Netherlands. This interchange would connect to a new motorway route from Germany, and provide a 'missing road link' in the road infrastructure. The interchange would be free-flowing and  read more …

TMS involved in 'Quality Audit Day' hosted by Swindon BC

June 17, 2010

Regent Circus, Swindon, is a proposed "shared space" improvement scheme which forms the main pedestrian link between the re-development of former Swindon College site and the town centre. The part of the scheme addressed by this Quality Audit concerns the area of public .  read more …

TMS staff secondment for HA Area 7 MAC contract

June 9, 2010

A-One+, Halcrow's joint venture with Colas and Costain, were awarded the Highways Agency's Area 7 MAC contract. The contract covered the HA's roads in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. A-One+ needed temporary help to resource the  read more …

TMS exhibit at The 15th Annual Quality Streetscapes Conference

June 8, 2010

In May 2010, TMS were involved in exhibiting at Living Spaces - The 15th Annual Quality Streetscapes Conference; BETTER STREETS BETTER PLACES. This was a national one day conference held at 15 Hatfields in London. The conference attracted a wide range of delegates from public agencies  read more …

TMS continues to provide Pan London Road Safety Training Programme

June 4, 2010

TMS continues to provide a series of road safety courses for London Borough, TfL, Metropolitan and City Police staff as part of the Pan London Road Safety training initiative. TMS Associate, Malcolm Bulpitt (pictured left), discusses vulnerable road user issues with delegates in  read more …

TMS trains Road Safety Auditors in Abu Dhabi

May 10, 2010

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi has recently introduced a Road Safety Audit standard based on the UK's HD 19/03 standard, in order to try and reduce the number of collisions occurring on its roads. To assist with their new requirement, TMS provided Road Safety Engineering and Road  read more …

Success for the first TMS/Passive Safety UK seminar held in Durham

May 10, 2010

TMS and Passive Safety UK have just completed the first of a series of Passive Safety seminars in Durham. The event, which took place on 27th April 2010 at Durham County Hall was a huge success with over 70 delegates attending and 14 exhibitors demonstrating a range of passively safe  read more …

AECOM commission TMS to carry out a Road Safety Audit on a major highway scheme in Doha, Qatar

May 5, 2010

In April 2010, TMS were commissioned by the multinational company AECOM, to carry out a preliminary design safety audit on a major highway scheme in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is currently in the process of adopting road safety audit procedures as part of the design process for major road  read more …

TMS appointed as expert technical advisors to the EC 'SaferBrain' project

April 22, 2010

TMS Director Steve Proctor and Associate Martin Belcher have both been appointed as expert technical advisors to the EC "SaferBrain" project which started in December 2009 and runs throughout 2010 and 2011. The project aims to examine successful road safety engineering interventions in  read more …

Launch of GreenSafe Foundation in Birmingham

April 14, 2010

TMS Director, Steve Proctor, met recently with fellow trustees of the GreenSafe Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to promoting independent research into road safety issues. Pictured at the launch are Steve, together with GrenSafe's Mike Mounfield, Jacob's Kate Carpenter, and  read more …

Launch of new TMS website

March 22, 2010

On Friday 19th March 2010, TMS unveiled its brand new website. The new web site also coincides with a major re-brand for TMS to celebrate 20 years as a leading independent traffic and road safety consultancy. TMS is passionate about providing safer roads for everyone so we welcome  read more …

New Certificate of Competence in Road Safety Engineering

March 22, 2010

The European Directive on Road Infrastructure Management requires that by 2013 road safety auditors working on the trans European Road Network (TERN) will need to undergo road safety engineering training resulting in the award of a "certificate of competence". From June 2010 RoSPA/  read more …

TMS assisting Birmingham City Council with training for highway maintenance inspectors

March 22, 2010

TMS and Birmingham City Council are working together to develop and deliver a series of training modules for highway inspectors and road maintenance supervisors (the Highway Inspectors Modular Training and Assessment Certificate, or IMTAC). The training includes an assessment  read more …

VSRC and TMS working on research study into motorcycle collisions

March 19, 2010

TMS is working with the Vehicle Safety Research Centre (VSRC) at the University of Loughborough on a Department of Transport funded research study into motorcycle collisions with roadside objects. The study uses the On the Spot (OTS) collision database to identify locations, objects .  read more …

TMS reaches its 9000th Road Safety Audit

March 5, 2010

On the 5th March 2010, TMS carried out its 9000th Road Safety Audit!! Over the last 20 years TMS has carried out Road Safety Audits for a diverse range of clients all over the UK, Ireland and internationally. TMS has recently been successful in winning the Safety Audit contract for  read more …

RSN and TMS launch new Road Safety course

March 4, 2010

TMS and RSN Associates have recently launched a new two-day course: 'Delivering Road Safety in the Future'. It is aimed at road safety professionals who have already attended the Phase 2 course or who have at least three years experience. The fundamental aim of the course is to  read more …

TMS working with 'Passive Safety UK'

March 4, 2010

TMS in conjunction with 'Passive Safety UK' has launched a new training seminar 'Designing Safer Roadsides'. The format of this seminar includes workshops and an interactive exhibition. This workshop style event will give attendees the opportunity to consider and address some of the  read more …

Third year for TMS at Road Safety Expo

March 2, 2010

For the third year running, TMS exhibited at the Road Safety Expo conference which took place in November 2009. This is an annual event which was held at the QEII Conference Centre, London. Road Safety Expo is a comprehensive conference and exhibition for professionals in road safety  read more …

RoSPA Congress 2010

March 2, 2010

In February 2010, TMS were involved in exhibiting on the 75th Annual Road Safety Congress, which was held in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. This is the second year TMS has exhibited at the RoSPA Congress. This was an excellent opportunity for TMS to showcase their new company  read more …

TMS success in winning WSCC Safety Audit contract

March 2, 2010

It has recently been confirmed that TMS have been successful in their tender for the West Sussex County Council Safety Audit contract. This is a three year contract for the Council and TMS will be involved in carrying out the majority of their Safety Audit work at all stages for a  read more …

TMS gains LANTRA training accreditation

March 2, 2010

TMS has been accredited by Lantra Awards to deliver a new 2 day Temporary Traffic Management safety course. TMS, well known for delivering traffic safety and traffic management training courses to the public and private sectors in the UK and Ireland, are also specialists in road  read more …

TMS awarded the contract to provide training for Devon Road Safety Academy

March 2, 2010

TMS has recently been awarded a contract to manage and provide road safety training for the Devon Road Safety Academy. This involves provision of training courses for staff working for Devon Country Council and its road safety partners including Fire and Rescue and the Police. The  read more …

Route Collision Study for Essex County Council

March 2, 2010

Recently a 50mph speed limit enforced by SPECS was introduced at the eastern end of the A127 in Essex. It is likely that there will be increasing pressure to extend this speed restriction along the whole length of the A127 that is managed by Essex County Council. Therefore the Safety  read more …

TMS working in partnership with GreenSafe

March 2, 2010

TMS in partnership with GreenSafe has recently completed a study into the correlations between SCRIM measurements and actual collision data throughout the HA Area 7, on behalf of A-one+  read more …

TMS launches BTEC courses in Highway and Transportation

March 1, 2010

TMS and City of Bath College have launched a new joint training initiative for 2010. This will see the City of Bath College's very popular Highways Open Tech distance learning courses being delivered and taught in modular form by TMS, as an expansion to their current traffic management  read more …

TMS carries out Road Safety Inspections in Saudi Arabia

April 9, 2013

TMS recently took part in a programme of Road Safety Inspections (RSI) encompassing 10 sites within the City of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The RSI was jointly commissioned by the International Road Federation (IRF) and the Municipality of Riyadh Region. The 10 selected sites  read more …

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