WALGA's Road Safety Management Systems service aims to assist Local Governments to develop and adopt a road safety management system (RSMS). 

A RSMS is a framework which outlines the key policies, plans and processes that will enable Local Governments to systematically and strategically manage local road safety.

Developing a RSMS assists Local Government to build, refine, evaluate and continually improve their road safety approach in order to improve road safety outcomes for the community by approaching all aspects aligned with road safety outcomes.

Road Safety Management System Based on Best Practice

WALGA's RSMS service is based on international best practice in road safety management.

Participating Local Governments will benefit from advice and support to guide them through the process of developing a systematic approach to managing road safety performance on their local network. 

Based on, but not limited to, the International Standard for Road Traffic Safety Management Systems (ISO 39001), the Institutional Management Functions (World Report), the overarching principles of the safe system approach, and the Road Safety Governing Principles for Local Governments, the service will provide Local Governments with assistance to develop a tailored  RSMS.

Benefits for Local Governments

WALGA will work with participating Local Governments to develop a management system relevant and suited to their organisational scope, capacity and context. The method and tools used will be established in consultation with each Local Government.

Having a RSMS in place allows Local Governments to establish a clear road safety direction, improve the road safety performance of their local road network and prioritise effort and resources. This will guide actions, and outcomes that are developed and determined by the Local Government themselves to work towards a point in time where no harm occurs on the local road network. 

More Information

To find out more about implementing a RSMS, please contact Road Safety Systems Specialist, Jo Malcolm on (08) 9213 2523 or email jmalcolm@walga.asn.au.