Claim Abbreviations &Terminology

  Meaning Used by / relevance
AD Asset Delivery – a contract that sees HE pursue recovery
AIW Asset Inspection Watchman KHL
ASC Area Support Contract Highways England
CBD Cost Breakdown Document KHL
CMA Claims Management & Adjusting Ltd
DAS Daily Allocation Sheet KHL
DCP Damage to Crown Property
DoL Date of Loss Insurers
DTCS Daily Time Costing Sheet KHL
GLD Government Legal Department
Green Claims Claims that HE make against TP’s – see ‘Red Claims’
HATO Highways Agency Traffic Officer now:
HE Highways England – until 2015, the Highways Agency
HETO Highways England Traffic Officer
IMF Incident Management Form
ISU Incident Support Unit
KHL Kier Highways Ltd
MP Marker Post a position on a motorway
RTA Road Traffic Act (not ‘Accident’ – see RTC)
Red Claims Claims that TP’s make against HE – see ‘Green Claims’
RTC Road Traffic Collision
TP Third-Party – commonly an insurer, driver, fleet or haulier
VRM Vehicle Registration Mark

common industry acronyms


AVD Average Vehicle Delay
AW Authorised Weight
BCD Base Condition Data
BE Bridges Engineering Division
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
BS British Standard
CCTV Closed Circuit Television
CD Compact Disc
CDM Construction (Design & Management) Regulations
CHART Computerised Highway Assessment of Ratings & Treatments
CHE Chief Highway Engineer
CHIP Chemicals (Hazard Information & Packaging for Suppliers) Regulations
CIS Construction Industry Scheme
CLAW Control of Lead at Work Regulations
COPI Code of Practice for Inspections
COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
CPR Civil Procedure Rules
CRCP Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement
CSS County Surveyors Society
C&U The Road Vehicles Construction and Use Regulations
DA Design Agent
DBA Database Administrator
DBFO Design Build Finance & Operate
DCD Data Collection Devices
DCP Dynamic Cone Penetrometer
DD Divisional Director
DDA Disability Discrimination Act
DEFRA Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
DFS Departure from Standard
DMRB Design Manual for Roads & Bridges
DSE Display Screen Equipment
DSEAR Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
DfT Department for Transport
EA Environment Agency
EAV Exposure Action Value
EC European Commission
ELV Exposure Limit Value
EMAC Enhanced Managing Agent Contractor
EMP Environmental Management Plan
EMT EnvIS Management Team
EnvIS Environmental Information System
EPA Environmental Protection Act 1990
ERT Emergency Roadside Telephone
ESDAL Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads
FS Financial Services
FCEC Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors
FWD Falling Weight Deflectometer
FPA Fire Precautions Act
FPG Forward Planning Guidance
GAMP Geotechnical Asset Management Plan
(GeneSYS) GeneSYS Telecommunications Ltd
GIS Geographical Information System
GLE Geotechnical Liaison Engineer
GNN Government News Network
GPR Ground Penetrating Radar
GPS Global Positioning System
HA Highways Agency
HAB Highways Agency Board
HABAP Highways Agency Biodiversity Action Plan
HAGIS Highways Agency Geographical Information System
HAMIS Highways Agency Management Information System
HAPMS Highways Agency Pavement Management System
HADDMS Highways Agency Drainage Data Management System
HAGDMS Highways Agency Geotechnical Data Management System
HAIL Highways Agency Information Line
HAMIS Highways Agency Management Information System
HAPMS Highways Agency Pavement Management System
Guidance Highways Agency Road Death Investigation Guidance
HAST Highways Agency Pavement Management System Support Team
HATMS Highways Agency Traffic Management Systems
HATO Highways Agency Traffic Officer
HAUC Highway Authorities and Joint Utilities Committee
HDA Heavy Duty Alloy
HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle
HRM High Speed Road Monitor
HSC Health and Safety Commission
HSE Health & Safety Executive
HSWA Health & Safety at Work Act
ICF Investment Control Framework
IPV Impact Protection Vehicle
IAN Interim Advice Note
ID Identification Number
ILE Institution of Lighting Engineers
IMT Incident Management Team
IPV Impact Protection Vehicles
IRRRS Interim Requirements for Road Restraint Systems (Vehicle & Pedestrian)
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network
ISU Incident Support Unit
IT Information Technology
KCI Key Contract Indicators
KPI Key Performance Indicators
LA Local Authority
LHA Local Highway Authority
LNMS Local Network Management Scheme
LOLER Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LRP Location Reference Point
LSCR Long-Stop Condition Requirement
MA Managing Agent
MAC Managing Agent Contractor
MCC Mobile Carriageway Closure
MCDHW Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
MHSWR The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
MIC Monthly Inspection Checklist
MIDAS Motorway Incident Detection and Automatic Signalling
MP Major Projects
MPD Mean Depth Profile
MPML Management Plan Monitoring Line
MSP Machine Survey Pre-processor
MSU Ministerial Submission Unit
NAM Network Access Manager
NAR Network Access & Resilience Team
NCC Service Provider’s Network Control Centre
NDR Network Data Repository
NetServ Network Services
NFG Notes for Guidance
NGF National Guidance Framework
NGR National Grid Reference
NGSHW Notes for Guidance on the Specification for Highway Works
NHS National Health Service
NIS Network Information System
NILO National Incident Liaison Officer
NJUG National Joint Utilities Group
NMA Network Management Agent
NMCS National Motorway Communication System
NMM Network Management Manual
NO Network Operations (replaces Traffic Operations)
NOG Network Operations Group
NOM Network Operations Manager
NPM Network Performance Manager
NRM Network Referencing Manager
NRMCS National Road Maintenance Condition Survey
NRT Network Resilience Team
NRTS National Roads Telecommunications Services
NRSWA New Roads & Street Works Act
NS Network Strategy
NSN Network Security Notes
NTO Night Time Only Working
NTCC National Traffic Control Centre
NUNS New User Name System
NVQ National Vocational Qualification
NVS Network Visual Survey
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OIC Officer In Charge
OLA Occupiers Liability Act
OSGR Ordnance Survey Grid Reference
O&M Operation & Maintenance
PAR Project Appraisal Report
PFI Private Finance Initiative
PIN Project Identification Number
PI Principal Inspection
PM Project Manager
POPE Post Opening Project Evaluation
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PQ Parliamentary Question
PS Project Sponsor
PSA Public Service Agreement
PUWER Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
PVS-f Pavement Visual Survey – flexible
QA Quality Assurance
QRC Quarterly Review Checklist
RCC Regional Control Centre
RCD Raw Condition Data
RD Regional Director
RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations
RIF Roads Information Framework
RIU Regional Intelligence Unit
RNAR Regional Network Access & Resilience
ROB Regional Operations Board
RPPT Regional Planning & Performance Team
RRS Road Restraint System
RST Road Surface Temperature
RTC Road Traffic Collision
RWIS Road Weather Information System
R&WSC Routine & Winter Service Code
SAG Safety Advisory Group
SCRIM Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine
SCG Strategic Co-ordinating Group
SCSR Safety Committees and Safety Representatives Regulations
SDP Service Delivery Points
SfM System for Management
SIS Standards Improvement System
SM Service Manager
SMIS Structures Management Information System
SMTD Sensor Measured Texture Depth
SO Special Order
SP Service Provider
SRT Skid Resistance
SRW Scheduled Road works
SSR Network Services – NetServ (replaces Safety Standards and Research)
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
STATS19 Statistics on Personal Injury Road Accidents
STGO The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order Regulations
SVB Solid Vertical Barrier
SWEEP System for the Whole-life Economic Evaluation of Pavements
SWL Safe Working Load
TASCAR Temporary Automatic Speed Cameras at Road works
TechMAC Technology Managing Agent Contractor
TCC Traffic Control Centre
TIM Traffic Incident Management
TIML TIM Lesson Learning Workstream Leader
TiS Traffic Information Services
TMC Term Maintenance Contractor
TMSRW Traffic Management and Safety at Road works team
TMU Traffic Monitoring Unit
TO Network Operations – NO (replaces Traffic Operations)
TOAS Traffic Operations Actions Spreadsheet
TOCCA Traffic Operations Contract Compliance Audit
TOS Traffic Officer Service
TPC Third Party Claims team
TPI Targeted Programme of Improvements
TPO Tree Preservation Order
TRACS Traffic-speed Condition Surveys
TRL Transport Research Laboratory
TRMM Trunk Road Maintenance Manual
TSC Thin Surface Course
TSM Traffic Signs Manual
TSRGD Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions
TSM Traffic Signs Manual
TTRO Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Scheme
VAC Video Access Control
VCS Visual Condition Survey
VM Value Management
VMS Variable Message Sign
VRN Vehicle Registration Number
WEBDAS Web-based Departures Approval System
WMO Winter Maintenance Officer
WRC Water Research Council
WRF1 Winter Maintenance Reporting System
WS Winter Service
XSP Cross Section Position