Programme

09:45 – 09:50

Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

09:50 - 10:00

Welcome address from Transport Scotland

Speakers : Hugh Gillies Director, Trunk Road and Bus Operations

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address: Delivering effective and efficient winter service

  • The average winter in Alaska 
  • Making changes to drive efficiency and effectiveness
  • Delivering the right strategies and measuring performance

Speakers : Daniel Schacher

10:30 – 10:55

Managing winter service delivery on bridges and structures

  • Finding the best strategies for winter maintenance on bridges
  • Testing new products
  • Measuring their performance




Speakers : Mike Robin Winter Service Manager

10:55 - 11:20

Training and developing staff to deliver the best service

  • Training a team to deliver the best performance
  • Preparing staff for heavy snow events and other extreme weather
  • Continuous development

Speakers : Ian Stewart Training Manager

11:20 - 11:45

Refreshment break

11:45 – 12:10

Winter service best practice panel discussion

  • Changing strategies to adapt to severe weather patterns
  • Developing innovation and introducing new and emerging technologies
  • Managing cost and performance




Speakers : Daniel Schacher - William Gilfillan Director of Community Services

12:10 – 12:35

A winter 2017/18 review

  • Reviewing winter 2017/18-the challenges and opportunities
  • An update on Transport Scotland research undertaken this year
  • Looking to the future

Speakers : Speaker from Transport Scotland

12:35 – 13:00

NWSRG new guidance-what’s changed?

  • The new NWSRG guidance-what has changed and what that means for you
  • The key points
  • An update on implementing the guidance

Speakers : Chris Cranston Chair

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking and exhibition viewing

14:00 - 14:25

Understanding road surface residual salt-from highways to cycle lanes

  • The processes behind salt loss
  • Monitoring the salt under different conditions
  • Considering the environment

Speakers : Goran Blomqvist Researcher

14:25 - 14:45

Applying the risk-based approach to winter service

  • Understanding what ‘risk’ is
  • Considering the guidance
  • Applying the risk-based approach with confidence

Speakers : Robert O’Rourke Senior Route Manager

14:45 - 15:10

Managing winter on the Scottish network: A Traffic Scotland perspective

  • The Traffic Scotland winter strategy
  • Mobilising people and equipment
  • Co-ordinating with other key organisations

Speakers : Kenny White TSOIS Contractors Representative & Principal Engineering Manager-Consulting

15:10 - 15:30

Tea and coffee break, exhibition viewing

15:30 - 15:55

A more resilient Highlands

  • The effects of geography
  • Competing resources
  • Support and resilience

Speakers : William Gilfillan Director of Community Services

15:55 - 16:20

Session to be advised

Speakers : Speaker TBA

16:20

Closing Remarks and Close of Conference