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Road assessment and maintenance management (RAMM) manual

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Roading contractors

This manual provides a method of measuring the condition of each road element, which can be used to assess routine maintenance and rehabilitation needs.

Risk management process manual

Published: | Category: Administration , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The risk management process, to be applied to aspects of the NZ Transport Agency's business, is described along with details on roles and responsibilities and communication of significant risks. This version of the manual is a major review of the risk management process to align it with AS/NZS 4360:2004 and to incorporate Z/10 from the Professional Services Proforma Manual. This manual only applies to HNO contracts issued before March 2013. Any HNO contracts issued after that date are governed by the Z44 Risk Management Minimum Standard. Internal NZ Transport Agency risk management processes are now detailed in the Risk Management Framework (available internally).

Maintenance guidelines for local roads 2012

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Road controlling authorities

The Maintenance guidelines for local roads is the reference document guiding acceptable maintenance levels for local roads. It is an asset management guide. This 2012 version includes minor editorial changes to reflect current practices and policies.

Erosion and sediment control guidelines for state highway infrastructure

Published: | Category: Environment & resource planning , Manuals | Audiences: Local & regional government, Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The guidelines have been developed to assist roading practitioners with the selection and design of erosion and sediment control practices. The guidelines demonstrate our commitment to lowering environmental impacts, social and environmental responsibility, and improving the contributions of state highways to the wellbeing of New Zealand. The inspection forms are designed to provide guidance on how to implement erosion and sediment control practices on the ground. The guideline covers:

promotion and use of appropriate design methods
development and application of practices that minimise the risk of erosion and sediment deposition Implementation of erosion and sediment control measures
identification of risk and problem areas
use of best-practice methods unique to each situation to ensure effectiveness
early identification of new projects that have a higher risk of erosion Support for new techniques and methodologies
consultation with local authorities, and
protection of sensitive receiving environments.

Process manual for network standards and guidelines

Published: | Category: Administration , Manuals | Audiences: General, Local & regional government

The primary purpose of this process manual is to provide a fit-for-purpose process for managing the inclusion of new documents and changes and variations to existing documents in the register of network standards and guidelines.

State highway safe network management activity manual

Published: | Category: Manuals , Safety management systems | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

State highway safe network management activity manual
The manual is an umbrella document that references the Network Outcomes Contract, the Transport Agency's safety team deliverables and references policies, standards, guidelines, specifications and standard documents that the user can refer to and the benefits of undertaking those activities. Safety management plan for Network Outcomes Contract
The Safety management plan integrates the Network Outcomes Contract performance requirements with the Contractor's and the Principal's systems and gives effect to the Safety Strategy. Notes for SH Safe network management activity manual and Safety management plan
These notes outline the relationship between three key documents (State highway safe network management activity manual, Safety strategy, Safety management plan) that underpin the Principal's overall objective for the Network Outcomes Contract to drive improved performance outcomes.

Engineer to contract accreditation application pack

Published: | Category: Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Only consultants who are accredited by us may be eligible to deliver Transport Agency physical works contracts. It is a requirement for all new construction projects that the engineer to the contract and engineer's representative are accredited to the appropriate level. Engineer to contract accreditation was formerly named 'Principal's agent accreditation'. See also
Engineer to contract accreditation - main page

Signs and markings (permanent and temporary) index

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Index to all the signs and markings (permanent and temporary) manuals and relevant specifications.

Tunnels management and inspection policy

Published: | Category: Structures (bridges & culverts) , Manuals | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants

This policy document sets out the main roles and responsibilities of the various parties involved in the delivery of safe and effective tunnel management on the state highway network and the requirements for the inspection of infrastructure used to manage and control the tunnels.

A methodology for identifying environmental risks for bridge maintenance

Published: | Category: Environment & resource planning , Manuals | Audience: Roading contractors

The Guideline for preparing an environmental and social management plan details the minimum requirements for all NZ Transport Agency environmental and social management plans (ESMP). This methodology provides additional specific information for developing an ESMP for a bridge management contract.