Safety inspections - standards and procedures

As the highway authority for The Royal Borough Of Kingston Upon Thames, our aim is to keep the highway network, which includes roads, pavements and cycle paths, safe through carrying out regular safety inspections. Our inspections are carried out by a team of qualified inspectors.

Our highway safety inspection policy can be downloaded below. This is provided as guidance and standards for our inspectors. It helps ensure a consistent approach to identifying defects on the public highway, we do not undertake inspections or repairs on Private Road or unadopted roads apart from scheduled roads within The Coombe Estate

We manage our inspections and any repair works according to the frequencies, standards and response times set out in this document. This allows us to maintain the highway network to a reasonable standard, proportionate with available funding, and successfully defend against the majority of third party insurance claims for damage or injury.

Safety inspection policy