TMS has recently been working again with former RNIB officer Paul Nicholls. Paul, who is completely blind, accompanied Steve Proctor and over 20 delegates on a Safety Audit visit to a public realm scheme in Coventry.
This visit was part of the completely new RoSPA two day Advanced Safety Engineering course, which meets the requirement for RSA CPD set out by the Highways Agency in HD 19/03 and IAN 152/11. Paul provided input to the course describing the hazards he encounters as a blind pedestrian prior to making the site visit.
The course also looks at cycling safety, safety and design standards, and research in road safety. The two days are highly interactive, with delegates taking part in a number of workshops and discussions.
The course is proving popular not only as an open course, but also in-house, with a visit set for Sheffield for 17 delegates from South Yorkshire authorities at the end of March 2014. The next open course is due to take place in June.
Steve Proctor, Course Director, said: “It is really great to be working with Paul again, and I’m looking forward to visiting Sheffield with him and looking at some of the Public Realm schemes in the city centre together in a couple of weeks time.”