How to Conduct an Internal Safety Audit

This course has specifically been designed to not only address system safety in general, but also to
ensure your compliance with Chapter 14-90, Florida Administrative Code. The course will cover
general safety and security auditing principles (FDOT and USDOT Federal Transit Administration
requirements), how audits are planned, and carried out. Additionally, participants will participate in
hands-on exercises to put theory into practice.

  • Prerequisite: Not Listed
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Training Resources: Exercises


Center for Urban Transportation Research, Tampa

Transit Type


Target Audience

Transit safety and security managers, transit operations and maintenance mangers, state transit regulatory personnel, others transit personnel potentially involved in safety and security audits.

Learning Objectives

  • Types of safety audits (internal, external and department self-audits)
  • Safety audit policies and procedures
  • How safety audits fit within system safety
  • Safety management system approaches to safety management
  • FDOT and FTA roles and requirements for safety audits
  • Developing audit criteria
  • Developing audit check sheets
  • Sampling schemes
  • Verification methods (records reviews and field checks)
  • Organizing the audit
  • Conducting the audit
  • Audit interviews
  • Reviewing and organizing documentation
  • Developing findings and recommendations
  • Tracking open items and follow up

Assessment of Learner Performance

Not Listed

National Standards

USDOT Federal Transit Administration requirements

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

How to Obtain the Course

Access the link to register through the FDOT LMS via the link below:

Point of Contact

Molly Buffington


Not Listed

Restrictions for Use

Registrations are subject to the Polices and Procedures of the Transit Safety and Workforce Development Programs and are limited to twoparticipants per agency unless otherwise noted.


$0 for Florida public transit agency employees

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