We’re delighted to confirm that XAIS Asset Management is now an official member of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) which opens up exciting opportunities for future collaborations around topics including skid policy and asset lifecycle planning.

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) aims to raise the awareness of the range and benefits of road and airfield surface treatments and promote workforce competence, professionalism and safe working practices.

Both XAIS and the RSTA have a proud history of working together to develop training and materials that help local authorities adopt a successful asset management approach – with a keen focus on skid policy creation and execution.

This new commitment further enhances the partnership ahead of plans to drive further skills development support for local authorities – including the creation a new lifecycle planning course.

The proposed course will highlight the benefits of using the right services and materials to extend the life of carriageways and minimise carbon footprint – with support to extend the use of the asset management principles and data-driven decision-making processes into other areas and asset groups.

Commenting on the news, James Wallis, Executive Director at XAIS, said: “This is a really exciting announcement for us. With our RSTA membership we can continue to share our combined knowledge and experiences of asset management and the use of surface treatments to help local authorities maximise the life and value of their assets – applying the right solution at the right time.”

Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the RSTA added “The type and range of surface treatments has continued to expand and further develop over the last 10 years. Working with our members, including XAIS, we have the knowledge to be able to advise clients where and when each type of treatment should be used for efficient and sustainable maintenance of their highway network. I am delighted to welcome XAIS to the Association and their membership reflects the wide range of companies involved in highway asset management and who are members of the association. We look forward to expanding the range of asset management courses offered in partnership with XAIS for the benefit of our national and local authority clients.”

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you embed a powerful asset management approach in your organisation please contact james.wallis@xais.co.uk