RIISS00045 Work zone traffic control guidance plan – Developer skill set

RIISS00045 Work zone traffic control guidance plan – Developer skill set

Description

This course provides training for personnel who are required to design new traffic management plans for road works, produce major upgrades of standard plans and/or inspect traffic control plans on any road construction site. This course does not qualify a participant to control traffic with a Stop/Slow bat or set up work with 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

Before training and assessment begins, you will be required to provide evidence of holding the relevant pre-requisites to your trainer.   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
  • Students will be required to complete an on-the-job practical assessment. This will be conducted through student submission of a minimum of 2 Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) designed as required to complete the final assessment component.
 
  • 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
  • Students will be required to complete an on-the-job practical assessment. This will be conducted through student submission of a minimum of 2 Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) designed as required to complete the final assessment component.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at Work supervisors; surveillance officers; Road safety auditors and; project managers.   As of the 30th April 2016, all participants who wish to complete the “Developer” course will be required to meet the pre-requisite requirements of this qualification:

  1. Hold a current Implement TCP’s qualification (or previous “Yellow ticket” which is still valid); OR
  2. Hold a current Select & Modify Traffic Control Plans (still valid); OR
  3. Hold a current Design & Inspect Traffic Control Plans (still valid); OR
  4. Hold relevant tertiary qualification/s in road construction, engineering or civil construction
 

Details

Course Type

Short Course

Group Size

6 to 14

Course Aims

Course Size

New Entrant (Classroom) - 12hour training and assessment session or Existing Worker (Classroom) – 6 hour RPL session

Prerequisites

Yes - see comments in "Who should attend" section

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:
    • Prepare a Work Zone Traffic Management Plan (TMP).
    • Collect all required information about a given roadwork project to enable the preparation of a TCGS/TCP.
    • Design a TCGS/TCP, based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief.
    • Select and modify a TCGS/TCP based on risk assessment, statutory and regulatory requirements, standards, road authority requirements and project brief.
    • Draw up a TCGS/TCP to recognise other graphical representations such as pedestrian movement plans, vehicle movement plans, and notification of authorities.
    • Determine the recommended spacing between signs and traffic control devices in line with standards; measure width of trafficable surface; calculate edge clearances to barriers, cones and clearance to work personnel.
    • Incorporate Environmental Management Plans
    • Conduct an onsite check and inspection of the plan and to identify any unexpected hazards/risks.
    • Identify approvals required; identify approval agencies, types of approvals for roadway access, railway reserve access, authority to install signs on roads, variation to standards.
    • Understand speed, environment, type and class of vehicles, traffic density, sight lines, environmental condition, weather patterns and surface type.
    • Monitor and interpret control systems to apply to the drawing, selection and design.
    • Use approved methods and follow recognised local legislation.
    • Use the site/location assessment, distinguish topographical landmarks and carry out authorised risk control
    • Collate traffic volume data, type and class of vehicles
    • Determine lane capacity, road network performance and lane closure restrictions
    • Identify impacts from any concurrent or adjacent works
    • Identify times and dates of any planned public events that may result in increased or redistributed traffic patterns
    • Identify affected stakeholders and type of notification required and prepare notifications