RIISS00041 Work Zone Traffic Control – Implement Traffic Control Guidance Plan Skill Set

"Implement Traffic Control Plans"

Description

This course provides training for personnel who are required to set up and work with Traffic Control Guidance Plans/Traffic Control Plans at a work site. This course does not qualify a participant to control traffic with a Stop/Slow bat, or to select or modify existing traffic control plans.   In the course information provided, ATAC will refer to the following two (2) target groups:  

  • New Entrant workers (NE) – these are students who have little to no experience in the traffic control industry, or cannot provide any evidence of current qualifications or experience.
  • Existing workers (EW) – these are students who HAVE and CAN PROVE current industry experience in the traffic control industry and hold current qualifications.
   

Assessment Description

NE – New entrant workers will be required to meet the minimum requirements for assessment, which included:

  • Complete full duration of face-to-face training
  • Complete the theory assessment for all units of competency
  • Supply a completed third party verification report, completed by relevant workplace supervisor
  • Complete a practical assessment on a live worksite under the observation of a Roads and Maritime Services approved trainer/assessor
  EW – Existing workers will be required to meet the minimum requirements for assessment, which included:
  • Supply evidence to be considered for Recognition of prior learning (RPL) for each individual unit of competency
  • Complete the theory assessment for all units of competency
  • Supply a completed third party verification report, completed by relevant workplace supervisor
  • Complete a practical assessment on a live worksite under the observation of a Roads and Maritime Services approved trainer/assessor

Who should attend

This course is aimed at field staff and team leaders who are responsible for implementing Traffic Control Plans (TCP's).  

Details

Course Type

Short Course

Group Size

8 to 16

Course Aims

Course Size

New Entrant (Classroom) – 10hour Training and assessment session OR; Existing Worker (Classroom) – 3hour RPL session

Prerequisites

None

Course Content

As part of this course delivery, students will be trained and assessed on the following components from within the nationally recognised skill set:

  • Identify safety implications of traffic control at road works and personal responsibilities.
  • Set up and Close down traffic control devices according to a nominated TCGS/TCP, to WHS and legislative requirements.
  • Operate a 2-way radio correctly and effectively.
  • Check, clean and store equipment on completion of work and close down a TCGS/TCP.
  • Understand and make changes to a TCGS/TCP to suit the specific road environment
  • Know the basic function of the TCGS/TCP system
  • Adapt to all Work Health and Safety (WHS) and operational requirements
  • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
  • Conduct an onsite check of a TCGS/TCP to identify any unexpected risks/hazards
  • Plan for emergencies that may arise
  • Ensure spacing between signs and traffic control devices is in line with a TCGS/TCP
  • Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental conditions, weather patterns and surface type
  • Maintain traffic incident reports
  • Select a TCGS/TCP to suit site conditions, traffic volumes and work activities, and adjust a to suit the specific road environment (see fact sheet provided for additional information)