New RSTA conference that will examine the importance of managing skid resistance on UK network, attracts over 120 delegates

A new conference that has been set up to drive the debate on the subject of managing skid resistance on the UK road network, due to take place in Reading on September 14th, has attracted over 120 delegates.

Managing Skid Resistance UK – The Facts and the Friction-will give local authorities and other road operators insight into how to better manage skid resistance and understand how this can be successful delivered as part of a more proactive maintenance strategy.

Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the RSTA said: “I’m really pleased that so many local authorities and other organisations will be able to join us for the debate and discussion around the importance of managing skid resistance and safety on the network.”

The conference will ask: with several challenges facing road operators including declining budgets, how can local authorities delivery maintenance programmes more effectively in a way that encompasses the full armoury of surface treatments and techniques at their disposal?

Organised by LCRIG on behalf of the RSTA in association with WDM and WJ Group, this one-day conference, which is also supported by Highways News, will discuss:

• The role of skid resistance in keeping roads safe

• Delivery schemes that are consistently reducing carbon

• What are your legal responsibilities?

• Designing for skid resistance and how to chose the right materials

• A new approach to skid measurement

• Managing friction-investigatory levels

• Surface dressing, retexturing and predictive maintenace-an update

• Looking to the future-a panel debate

There is still time to book at delegate place at: Managing Skid Resistance UK – RSTA (


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