This resource is sourced from the Construction Trucks and Community Safety project, Road Safety Victoria, Victorian Department of Transport and Planning: Construction Trucks and Community Safety.
The Human Impact Assessment (HIRA) tool and workshop aims to place safely of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) at the forefront of the heavy vehicle route selection process.
In this context, VRUs are defined as pedestrians and cyclists, with greater consideration given to the most vulnerable of these users including older people and children.
HIRA is intended to support and promote collaborative decision making between stakeholders, including local and stage government authorities regarding the identification and selection of truck routes during construction projects. The tool requires that representatives work together to discuss and agree on ratings of various route attributes in relation to the impact of vulnerable road users.