Online Training Resources

Standing Together webinar series

Since March we have been hosting a whole series of online seminars as part of our commitment to the wider highways sector. Our goal has been to create a learning community where we explore key and emerging themes in road safety. We wanted to support colleagues across the road safety sector by providing opportunity for both development and discussion.

New sessions are still running two or three times a week, and provide a great opportunity to continue building support and knowledge with colleagues across the sector, completely free of charge. Details of upcoming sessions are available here: Standing Together - upcoming webinars

Our previously delivered webinars are now all in this archive, with both video and slides available where possible. A typical video is around 30-40 mins and formed of a presentation from our team, followed by discussion of the topic at hand with those attending.

We invite you to make use of these archived sessions, now available for free at your convenience. The team have done a great job in covering these topics and the discussion is always enlightening and worthwhile too. So much so that we still recommend you attend one of our upcoming sessions and join in!: Standing Together - upcoming webinars

Artificial Intelligence for Complex Analyses

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • What is Artificial Intelligence?
  • What are neural networks and why do they work?
  • What sort of things can we use them for?
  • Where do I start if I want to do this?

Presented by: Bruce Walton

CTO

bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

& Craig Smith

Data Scientist

craig.smith@agilysis.co.uk

Coronavirus: How is it impacting road safety and transport?

Hosted by Dan Campsall, our panelists discuss the far reaching effects of the current coronavirus outbreak, systematic lockdown of society and its impact on traffic and safety. The panel includes David Davies (PACTS), Elizabeth Box (RAC Foundation), Neale Kinnear (TRL), Richard Owen (Agilysis / RSA)

Topics covered:

1) What changes have we observed?

2) What immediate safety concerns do we have?

3) What are some of the wider impacts that might arise?

4) What longer term effects might we want to consider?

Presented by: Dan Campsall

Chair

dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

COVID-19 Pandemic: How is road safety delivery being impacted?

The effects of lockdown, implementation of social distancing, and changes to funding for authorities are already resulting in changes to road safety delivery.

This webinar features evidence on what changes have already happened and what the future may look like. New online learning tools are showcased and there was an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences.

The webinar was facilitated by Richard Owen & Steve Ferris


Presented by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

& Steve Ferris

Programme Manager

steve.ferris@agilysis.co.uk

How do we rapidly prepare our urban roads for the forthcoming mobility revolution?

We were joined in this session by David Davies (PACTS), Edmund King (The AA), Duncan Dollimore (Cycling UK), Steve Proctor (TMS) & Robert Weetman (Living Streets) to discuss how our urban roads are changing with a fresh new emphasis on active and sustainable travel as we move out of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Discussion included:

  • What do people want post-lockdown & what are the limitations that we are facing?
  • What should we be aiming for?
  • What does good look like?
  • What are some of the struggles that local authorities are facing?
  • Are there any solutions & who should be leading on this?

Presented by: Dan Campsall

Chair

dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

Leadership in Road Safety

Themes: Translating international best practice into a workable reality, through data & evidence, partnerships and priorities.


Presented by: Dan Campsall

Chair

dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

& Tanya Fosdick

Head of Research

tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

Roads Policing: Evidencing the need for Enforcement

This webinar is hosted by Richard Owen (Agilysis) and focuses on the recent PACTS report "Roads policing and its contribution to road safety". The report's author, Frank Norbury, will lead attendees through the key points of the research allowing attendees the opportunity to ask questions and provide their own thoughts on the effectiveness of roads policing. Attendees are advised to read the report in advance if possible: http://www.pacts.org.uk/2020/06/roads-policing-and-its-contribution-to-road-safety-report-from-pacts/

Hosted by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence

On 13 July the Government published a call for evidence on the future of roads policing. It seeks information on a fundamental questions, about current and future policing arrangements. It will feed into the ongoing joint review being undertaken by the DfT, Home Office and NPCC. The HMICFRS report is also imminent – reportedly “damning".

This webinar will focus on the scope of the Call – what are the issues raised, and how can the policing and road safety communities best respond. It will be a discussion amongst diverse panellists, and questions and comments from participants.

The webinar will be hosted by David Davies, PACTS Executive Director with the following panel members:

  • Teresa Ciano, Partnership Manager, GoSafe Wales
  • Simon Hill, Roads Policing Lead, Metropolitan Police Federation
  • Richard Owen, Operations Director, Agilysis
  • Frank Norbury, Research & Policy Officer, PACTS
  • Dr Helen Wells, Director, Roads Policing Academic Network

Hosted by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

Rural Road Risk - What are the biggest issues on our country roads?

A Q&A session hosted by Agilysis CEO, Richard Owen and featuring panellists; Suzy Charman (Road Safety Foundation), Neil Greig (IAM Roadsmart), Teresa Ciano (GoSafe Wales), and Tanya Fosdick (Agilysis)

We cover the following topics:

  • Rural Roads – Are the roads the problem, what are the ‘dangers’ motorists face, what interventions can be successful
  • Speeds – Safe speeds and a debate on rural speed limits
  • Road users – Who uses the rural road network and for what purpose. Who is more at risk?
  • What impact with COVID19 have on rural road use – We have seen an explosion of cycling and walking on rural roads with reduced traffic, what challenges does this pose as we exit lockdown and how can VRUs safely use a rural network in future?

Hosted by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

Safe System Principles

The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the Agilysis Safe System Workshop
  • What is a systems approach
  • How is the safe system defined
  • Important literature
  • System element identification quiz
  • Examples of system models
  • Online learning resources
  • Safe system vs traditional approach
  • Human tolerance
  • Possible difficulties
  • Q&A – Are you already applying the safe system

Presented by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

& Tanya Fosdick

Head of Research

tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

Data Warehousing for Enforcement

Themes: Introducing our enforcement management systems and methods of sharing information directly with members of the public, as well as stakeholders.


Presented by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

& Bruce Walton

CTO

bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

Geospatial Analysis using CrashMap PRO

This webinar covers the following topics:

  • Data Sources
  • Limitations
  • Available online tools
  • Original CrashMap walkthrough
  • Esri ArcGIS Online Platform
  • Web Maps
  • Dashboards
  • Licensing
  • CrashMap Pro Demonstration
  • Q&A with the developers

Presented by: Richard Owen

CEO

richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

Machine Learning

Machine learning refers to computer algorithms that improve themselves automatically through experience, by passing through data repeatedly and gradually evolving optimal solutions to problems. Here we introduce you to one specific form of Machine Learning: artificial neural networks, and examine examples on how we’ve used it in a road safety context.


Presented by: Bruce Walton

Technical and Analysis Director

bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

& Dr Craig Smith

Data Scientist

craig.smith@agilysis.co.uk

MAST 'Ask Me Anything'

In this webinar, we will explore the role of behaviour in a safe system view, consider how and why behavioural approaches need to remain part of the toolbox. This session will include content on:

  • The imperative to consider behaviour in a systematic approach
  • Moving beyond education as a response
  • Changes in thinking about culture & behaviour change
  • Frameworks to support behaviour change

Presented by: Bruce Walton

CTO

bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

MAST Headliners

The webinar covers the following topics:

Themes:

  • What are MAST Headliners​
  • Data sources​
  • Road User Types​
  • MAST Online and access​
  • Live Demonstration​
  • Q&A​
  • MAST curriculum and Support

  • Presented by: Lyndsey Owen

    Quality Assurance and Analytical Products Manager

    lyndsey.owen@agilysis.co.uk

    & Craig Smith

    Data Scientist

    craig.smith@agilysis.co.uk

    MAST User Group Session

    Our virtual MAST user group session has been set up to assist with and answer any questions you may have as a MAST User.

    This session includes the following themes:

    • What does MAST deliver, and why?
    • Exploring the User Experience
    • Priorities and Action Plan

    Followed by an open discussion

    To learn more about MAST visit: roadsafetyanalysis.org


    Presented by: Bruce Walton

    Technical and Analysis Director

    bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

    & Tanya Fosdick

    Head of Research

    tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

    Route Analysis

    This webinar covers the following topics:

    • Agilysis – Richard Owen
    • Cluster Analysis
    • Route Analysis
    • Selecting a Network
    • Matching Collisions
    • Density vs Risk
    • Mapping Demonstration
    • Road Safety Foundation – Brian Lawton
    • EuroRAP GB Annual Risk Report
    • iRAP – James Bradford
    • Star Rating of Roads
    • Q&A
    • How can road authorities combine multiple approaches?

    Presented by: Richard Owen

    CEO

    richard.owen@agilysis.co.uk

    Transforming Risk Models using Machine Learning

    The webinar covers the following topics:

    • Vision Zero
    • Road Danger
    • The OS Highways Network - TOIDS
    • Data Rich Environment
    • Neural Networks
    • Accuracy, Applications and Outcomes
    • Future Improvements

    Presented by: Bruce Walton

    CTO

    bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

    & Craig Smith

    Data Scientist

    craig.smith@agilysis.co.uk

    Understanding Road Risk with STATS19

    The webinar covers the following topics:

    • What do STATS19 and Risk mean?
    • Can risk be measured by counting?
    • What other data apart from counts can be used, and how?
    • What is exposure and how is it worked out?

    Hosted by: Bruce Walton

    CTO

    bruce.walton@agilysis.co.uk

    Active Streets Assessment Tool

    The Government’s Emergency Active Travel Fund is providing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting temporary and permanent projects aimed at boosting cycling and walking with new infrastructure. The challenge facing local authorities is how to best identify suitable locations, and the appropriate solutions on those streets. Agilysis have a wealth of experience in creating tools for transport professionals to make quick decisions about prioritisation of resources and have been working on the Active Streets Assessment Tool over recent months. The tool is being launched in this webinar which will give attendees a thorough run-through of what is provided in the system. It will also feature some worked examples of how it helps to identify individual streets that are suitable for different interventions and designs. For more information visit the product page here: https://agilysis.co.uk/portfolio-item/active-streets-assessment-tool/


    Behaviour Change and the Safe System

    There is a critical need to think about the role of human behaviour as part of a systemic approach to road safety. We understand that humans make mistakes, so what can we expect and how do we hope to achieve safe and compliant road use. In this webinar we will consider the need for a more strategic approach and identify some frameworks to shape our thinking about behaviour change.

    Presented by: Dan Campsall

    Chair

    dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

    Digital Tools for Young Drivers

    With reduced movement and social distancing, the opportunities for engaging with some of our key target markets has been drastically reduced during the COVID-19 lockdown. In this webinar we will explore the ways in which we might be able to translate some of young driver content that we have spent years developing into digital tools that could facilitate ongoing engagement during this unprecedented season.


    Presented by: Dan Campsall

    Chair

    dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

    & Steve Ferris

    Programme Manager

    steve.ferris@agilysis.co.uk

    Evaluating Behavioural Interventions

    In this webinar, we discuss the importance of evaluating behavioural interventions and what steps we need to take to start thinking about the evaluation process. This session will include content on:

    • The importance of evaluation
    • Linking evaluation methodologies to behavioural models
    • Types of evaluation, evaluation designs and methodologies
    • Key considerations in evaluation

    Presented by: Tanya Fosdick

    Head of Research

    tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

    & Amanpreet Kaur

    Research and Evaluation Analyst

    amanpreet.kaur@agilysis.co.uk

    Online Delivery of Pedestrian Training

    In this session we demonstrate our Safer Steps online education tool, which can be used as an easily accessible and interactive way to engage with KS2 pupils and continue development in road safety.

    More specifically Safer Steps looks at pedestrian training, at an age where children will begin to become more independent in their travelling.

    Presented by: Steve Ferris

    Programme Manager

    steve.ferris@agilysis.co.uk

    Practice of Intervention Design

    In this webinar, we will demonstrate how behavioural interventions should be designed in a more systematic way. Drawing on years of experience in developing robust approaches, this session will include content on:

    • Discover – how to conduct a needs analysis
    • Define – using behavioural insights
    • Develop – implementing behaviour approaches
    • Deliver – the progression from pilot to scaling up

    Presented by: Dan Campsall

    Chairman

    dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

    & Tanya Fosdick

    Head of Research

    tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

    Principles of Behaviour Change

    In this webinar, we will explore the role of behaviour in a safe system view, consider how and why behavioural approaches need to remain part of the toolbox. This session will include content on:

    • The imperative to consider behaviour in a systematic approach
    • Moving beyond education as a response
    • Changes in thinking about culture & behaviour change
    • Frameworks to support behaviour change

    Presented by: Dan Campsall

    Chairman

    dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

    Principles of Intervention Design

    In this webinar, we explore the way in which behavioural interventions can be designed in a more systematic way, drawing on recognised tools and techniques that will result in more robust approaches. This session will include content on:

    • Developing a systematic approach
    • Theories, models & frameworks
    • Foundations and plumblines, the roles of data & evidence in Intervention Design
    • Roles & responsibilities in a team approach to intervention design

    Presented by: Dan Campsall

    Chairman

    dan.campsall@agilysis.co.uk

    & Tanya Fosdick

    Head of Research

    tanya.fosdick@agilysis.co.uk

    Road Rangers

    Road rangers is a series of 5 stories and activities that parents can use to engage their young ones in the subject of road safety. It covers topics such as holding hands, wearing protective and bright clothing and the importance of car seats. The site also includes advice for parents around teaching their children best practice for walking, scooting, car seats and also around parking on zigzag lines outside of schools.

    If you would like to see a demonstration of the new Road Rangers comic you can join us in this webinar giving a run down of what’s included, what the background evidence is for this subject area and what a pilot study would look like.

    Presented by: Vania Porfirio

    Learning and Development Coordinator

    vania.porfirio@agilysis.co.uk