FHWA-NHI-380085 - Guardrail Installation Training MTAP New

This course provides instruction in the principles and practices of guardrail installation and performance. Instruction focuses on features necessary to provide the best likelihood for good performance for metal guardrail standard systems and their end treatments, as well as sessions on the Length of Need of barriers (including a field expedient procedure) and on guardrail transitions. Participants will evaluate existing installations (via photos) for proper performance characteristics.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the "Roadside Safety" problem and the warrants for barrier.
  • Explain how barrier systems operate.
  • Describe the installation principles necessary for proper barrier operation.
  • Describe the installation principles necessary for proper terminal operation.
  • Inspect barrier systems for proper installation and operation.


Due to the amount of material in this one day course, the pace is best suited for the experienced guardrail installer or inspector. Others that may benefit from the course include construction and maintenance engineers.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.

8:30 am Registration, 9:00 am Class

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Brenda Codella at 413-522-6434 or bcodella@umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

Credit Hours

Road Scholar Credits

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Select A Session

Date Session Name Location  
There are no sessions of this course currently scheduled.