An effective regime of inspection, assessment and recording is a crucial component of highway maintenance.
The Highway Inspection Manual (Appendix B)
is the procedural guide for all
employees involved in the inspection of Nottingham’s hig
hway network. A robust safety inspection regime will support a defence under Section 58 of the Highways Act. The
manual details the authority’s inspection regime, intervention levels and response times to repairs.
In June 2011 a benchmarking exercise was undertaken through the Midland Service Level Improvement Group in order to compare our existing intervention levels, repair categories and response times. Further discussions were then undertaken between Highway Services and our Insurance & Risk Management section. As a result of the above discussion the following changes to our existing inspection regime have been made and will take effect as follows; 1.
Carriageway and footway intervention levels will be changing from 40mm to 50mm and 20mm to 25mm respectively and; 2.
Existing 10 day repairs will change to within 28 days. 24 hour repairs and 3 month repairs will remain unchanged.