Learn basic traffic controller duties

This course is designed to meet the requirements for Worksite Traffic Management on Victorian roadways. This course enables the participant to safely carry out traffic controller duties, and also be able to identify signage and implement and monitor traffic control plans. This course covers the Victorian Worksite Safety Traffic Management Code of Practice.

On successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for the nationally accredited units:

RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

Topics covered include:

To be able to plan and establish a safe working environment through proper traffic management at work sites using the principles of the Victorian Worksite Safety Traffic Management Code of Practice and the obligations under the Road Management Act 2004.

To be able to safely carry out the duties of a Traffic Controller at temporary worksites, prepare for traffic control duties, address risks associated with traffic control, control and direct traffic with the stop-slow bat, communicate by radio and shut down aspects of the site related to traffic control.

To identify and describe the appropriate use of various signs and devices used on temporary worksites in Victoria in order to provide for the safety of both road workers and users alike.

To be able to implement, monitor and review a traffic control plan during a temporary road closure.

Participants are also required to maintain a logbook that records evidence of supervised practical traffic control with a stop/slow baton under a range of conditions (minimum of six records). This logbook must be completed and submitted to Chisholm to receive a competency card.

Other topics include:

• Worksite Traffic Management Code of Practice
• AS 1742.3 2002 Traffic control devices for works on roads
• ½ Road closures
• Tapers, delineators and signs
• Traffic controller, duties and responsibilities
• Use of stop-slow baton
• Low risk traffic management plans
• Personal protective equipment (PPE).

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