VicRoads Roadside Safety Barrier
VicRoads Roadside Safety Barrier
VicRoads approached Holmes Solutions in early 2013 for the purpose of validating the performance and behaviour of a public domain roadside safety barrier system. This would provide VicRoads with information necessary to understand the performance characteristics and improvements that could be made to the system used on the state roading network.
VicRoads approached Holmes Solutions in early 2013 for the purpose of validating the performance and behaviour of a public domain roadside safety barrier system. This would provide VicRoads with information necessary to understand the performance characteristics and improvements that could be made to the system used on the state roading network. Holmes Solutions was considered by VicRoads as the ideal partner. Our accreditation, knowledge, and experience were fundamental requirements for VicRoads. Additionally our responsiveness and consultative approach were also considered essential to the successful planning and undertaking of a project of this nature.
Holmes Solutions impact test facility is currently the only facility operating in the Southern Hemisphere approved by the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Furthermore it is the only facility in Australia / New Zealand, ISO accredited to test road safety hardware to both of the American Standards currently endorsed by the Australian Government, namely; “National Cooperative Highway Research Program” (NCHRP 350) and the more recent “Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware” (MASH 09). This facility is recognised by the Australian government under the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) - Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA).
Our ongoing active involvement with the roadside safety hardware industry in the USA provides our clients confidence that not only are we technically proficient, but also knowledgeable in all aspects of locally endorsed Standards. Being a fully independent, private organisation allows Holmes Solutions to be nimble, adaptive and flexible in their approach to a client’s specific requirements. In the case of VicRoads, we needed to be highly responsive to tight deadlines. From planning to conducting the test, analysing the results and preparation of the final report, all needed to be completed within a very short window of opportunity. Our collaborative engagement, clear communication and professional approach ensured VicRoads achieved the highest quality output within their desired time frame. Based on the insights and information gathered by Holmes Solutions, VicRoads were able to better understand and validate the performance of this particular safety barrier system, consequently meeting all the key objectives of this project and providing a successful outcome.
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"...Based on the insights and information gathered by Holmes Solutions, VicRoads have validated the performance characteristics of this roadside hardware system and are confident in its ability to capture and redirect vehicles accordingly. VicRoads would be more than happy to recommend Holmes Solutions as a roadside hardware testing agency." Daniel Cassar, Manager - Road Standards and Traffic, VicRoads Technical Services.