Skid Resistance

Delivery method Virtual Classroom
AfPA Members fee $320.00 excl GST
Non-members fee $460 excl GST
IPWEA Non-members fee $390.00 excl GST
Duration 3 sessions – 90 min

Benefits of the course

Do you want your road users to manoeuvre travel as safely as possible about your road network? This short course will explain the fundamentals of skid resistance and how to manage it.


This course provides the key principles and facts of Skid resistance fundamentals. Understand how skid resistance and surface texture is measured, recorded and how it looks like on site.

Who should do this course?

Technical advisors, consulting engineers, pavement designers and road network managers have a responsibility to ensure that an ‘appropriate’ level of skid resistance and surface texture are provided at all locations on their network. To do this they will need to understand how skid resistance works, how to measure and monitor it, what is appropriate, and what to do to improve it.

Session details

Session 1:
• Skid resistance fundamentals – the key principles and facts. This session introduces the contribution made by different road surface texture components, and whether the level of skid resistance is constant or varies, in dry and wet conditions, and with the presence of contaminants. Speaker: Paul Hillier

Session 2:
• How skid resistance and surface texture is measured and recorded. This session introduces the various measurement methods used around Australia for surface texture and skid resistance monitoring. Speakers: Richard Wix and Paul Hillier

Session 3:
• Providing and managing skid resistance. This session includes what ‘low’ skid resistance looks like on site, how road agencies decide on what an ‘appropriate level’ of skid resistance should be at a particular location and what treatments can be applied if skid resistance at a local site is considered to be low and intervention is required. Speaker: Kym Neaylon