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Set up to drive the debate on the subject of managing skid resistance on the UK road network, Managing Skid Resistance UK – The Facts and the Friction – will give local authorities and other road operators insight into how to better manage skid resistance and understand how this can be successful delivered as part of a more proactive maintenance strategy.

With several challenges facing road operators including declining budgets, how can local authorities delivery maintenance programmes more effectively in a way that encompasses the full armoury of surface treatments and techniques at their disposal?

Organised by the RSTA in association with WDM and WJ Group, this one-day conference will discuss:

• The role of skid resistance in keeping roads safe

• Delivery schemes that are consistently reducing carbon

• What are your legal responsibilities?

• Designing for skid resistance and how to chose the right materials

• A new approach to skid measurement

• Managing friction-investigatory levels

• Surface dressing, retexturing and predictive maintenance – an update

• Looking to the future – a panel debate

A word from our supporters:

WDM Ltd

Safer Roads, Saving Lives

As the UK’s biggest manufacturer of road survey equipment and the largest survey service provider, W.D.M. Limited has been at the forefront of delivering safer roads throughout the UK for more than half a century.
This conference will examine the core principle of roads, which has not changed in 100 years. The network is in its worst state for half a century and new is not always best – it’s essential we look after and manage what we have.
By harnessing the latest technology, alongside its tried and tested SCRIM® continuous friction measurement methodology, WDM® is focussed on both educating and inspiring the next generation of safety and maintenance engineers. We want to put the road surface and saving lives at the heart of the decision-making process.

WJ Group

At WJ we are all about creating safe, sustainable journeys for everyone.

The pavement surface is a key component of this that can often be overlooked. Therefore, we are delighted to sponsor this conference that promotes the importance of the road surface for both safety and sustainability.

Being able to properly maintain the friction of the road surface promotes safety and maintaining the surface for longer will promote sustainability. As an industry it is vital for us to tackle both critical issues.

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    Naomi Bailey

    Zurich Resilience Solutions

    Naomi Bailey

    Zurich Resilience Solutions

     

     

  • Image of Kully Boden

    Kully Boden

    Derby City Council

    Kully Boden

    Derby City Council

     

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    Paul Boss

    RSTA

    Paul Boss

    RSTA

    Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, Member of the Institute of Asset Management and Member of the Institute of Asphalt Technology. Member of the UKRLG / ADEPT Asset Management Board.

    Paul is Chief Executive at the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and prior to this had over 30 years’ experience within local authority highways, both directly with local authorities and with Tier 1 provider Amey. From 2005 to 2020, he was Highway Asset Manager looking after strategic, tactical and operational highway asset management in Staffordshire. He joined Amey in 2014 as part of the Staffordshire County Council / Amey Infrastructure+ Strategic Highway Partnership where he also managed teams responsible for the design of structural, preventative and structures schemes within the Partnership.

     

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    Dr Suzy Charman

    Road Safety Foundation

    Dr Suzy Charman

    Road Safety Foundation

     

  • Image of Stephen Child

    Stephen Child

    ADEPT

    Stephen Child

    ADEPT

     

  • Image of Toby Fitzsimmons

    Toby Fitzsimmons

    Miles Macadam

    Toby Fitzsimmons

    Miles Macadam

    Business Development Manager for Miles Macadam.

     

  • Image of Becky Guy

    Becky Guy

    RoSPA

    Becky Guy

    RoSPA

     

  • Image of John Hunter

    John Hunter

    Norfolk County Council

    John Hunter

    Norfolk County Council

     

  • Image of Steve McGilchrist

    Steve McGilchrist

    WJ Group

    Steve McGilchrist

    WJ Group

     

  • Image of Sam Shean

    Sam Shean

    Reading Borough Council

    Sam Shean

    Reading Borough Council

     

  • Image of Mark Stephenson

    Mark Stephenson

    WDM Ltd

    Mark Stephenson

    WDM Ltd

     

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    Andy Stevenson

    WDM Ltd

    Andy Stevenson

    WDM Ltd

    I have been with WDM for 4 years and I am responsible for the UK survey and data processing operations, working with National Highways, Transport Scotland, the Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Roads Service and numerous local highway authorities. I previously worked for Cornwall County Council for nearly 30 years holding various positions in the Highways Department including running the laboratory, managing the Council’s DLO surfacing section, implementing highways asset management and finally Head of Service for Highways, Infrastructure and Drainage.

    My background is in materials and asphalt production and surfacing; prior to joining CCC I worked for national material suppliers and contractors. I am a member of two BSi Committees, sit on the ADEPT Soils and Materials Design and Specification Group and a past member of the UKRLG Asset Management Board.

    I have a keen interest in driving better outcomes from the wealth of highway condition data held by LHA’s which is currently underutilised.

     

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    Adrian Tatum

    Highways News

    Adrian Tatum

    Highways News

     

  • Image of Dr Helen Viner

    Dr Helen Viner

    Enodamus

    Dr Helen Viner

    Enodamus

     

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