Road Patrol – Observations to Actions

April 29 2021

Take an active risk management approach – enhance your awareness and expertise in this area. This webinar is designed to provide information on how a road patrol, and its follow-up maintenance activities:

  1. Enhance safety
  2. Extend the life and public investment in municipal infrastructure
  3. Assist in reducing risk exposure

Road Patrol – Observations to Actions
A road patrol person is the municipality’s eyes and ears in the field. The purpose of the road patrol is to inspect and observe the roadway and the adjacent right-of-way to detect defects that may adversely affect: 1) the safe movement of all forms of road users, 2) adjacent property, or 3) impact the environment. Observations made and documented during road patrol, in both summer and winter, are a component of the road maintenance decision making process that ensures that the scheduling of work meets the requirements of Ontario Regulation 239/02 Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (MMS) and your own level of service policy for activities not included in the MMS.

Target Audience:
This two-hour webinar will be of interest to front line supervisors and staff. New hires, especially those responsible for road patrolling, will find the webinar helpful. Seasoned veterans will also find value as a refresher.  

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.
Please click here to register for this webinar.

Event Speaker:
Brian Anderson joined the Frank Cowan Company as their Road Specialist in 2015.

Brian uses his experience building, maintaining and managing municipal infrastructure to assist Frank Cowan Company clients with their road safety issues.

Prior to joining Frank Cowan Company, Brian worked for both urban and rural municipalities as well as the Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Brian has authored numerous papers and guidelines for municipal infrastructure management and has trained municipal staff across the province on topics ranging from asset management principles to minimum maintenance standards and road safety. Brian is the Course Director for the OGRA Signs and Lines – Providing Positive Guidance to Drivers course, a lecturer for the OMAFRA Drainage Superintendents and ORFA Asset Management courses to name a few.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar series please email

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