Programme Highlights

Provisional programme highlights include:

09:45 – 09:50 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

• Welcome address from Transport Scotland

• Keynote: Delivering efficient and effective winter service
- The average winter in Alaska 
- Making changes to drive efficiency and effectiveness
- Delivering the right strategies and measuring performance
Daniel Schacher, Fairbanks District Superintendent, Alaska


• Making austerity winter service changes
- Changes to winter service provision in Midlothian
- Delivering the new strategy-the advantages and disadvantages
- Best use of new technology
Wayne Clark, Supervisor, Midlothian Council


• Managing winter service delivery on bridges and structures
- Finding the best strategies for winter maintenance on bridges
- Testing new products
- Measuring their performance
Mike Robin, Winter Service Manager, Forth Bridges Unit, Amey


• 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
Ian Stewart, Training Manager, Scotland Transerv


• 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
- Speaker: Transport Scotland TBC


• NWSRG new guidance-what’s changed?
- Reviewing winter 2017/18-the challenges and opportunities
- An update on Transport Scotland research undertaken this year
- Looking to the future
- Chris Crasnton, Chair- NWSRG and Devon County Council


• Understanding road surface residual salt-from highways to cycle lanes
- The processes behind salt loss
- Monitoring the salt under different conditions
- Considering the environment
Goran Blomqvist, Researcher, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute


• Applying the risk-based approach to winter service
- Understanding what ‘risk’ is
- Considering the guidance
- Applying the risk-based approach with confidence
Robert O’Rourke, Senior Route Manager, TfL


16:20 Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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