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This Traffic Controller course focuses on the setup of traffic management signs and devices, and the responsibilities of safely controlling traffic using a Stop/Slow Bat to ensure the safety of site workers and the general public. This will enable the participant to setup signs and devices according to Traffic Management plans and direct traffic using a Stop/Slow bat.
To work as traffic controller, the applicant should also have a construction induction (white card).
|RIIWHS205E||Control traffic with stop/ slow Bat|
|RIIWHS302E||Implement traffic management plan|
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Workers in operational roles, at work sites within the civil construction and road works areas. Suitable for personnel involved in the implementation of any traffic management system at a work site, on or adjacent a trafficked road such as a front line manager, work supervisor or road workers.
The course content contains but is not limited to the following components.
- Legislation, site requirements and procedures
- Site and equipment safety requirements
- Traffic controlling
- Implementing traffic management plans
- Traffic control signage and barricades
- Radio operations
- Equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
- Operational and maintenance procedures for equipment
- Site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
- Affects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances
- Safe work method statement, SWMS
The Traffic Controller assessment includes written theory with multiple choice and short answer questions. Practical assessment requires correct setting up of a range of traffic control devices and use of a stop/slow bat.
Safety Systems Pty Ltd recommends retraining every 3 years.
What is Traffic Management?
Traffic Management refers to the management of road users (including but not limited to pedestrians, cyclists, motorists etc.) in and around work sites. These sites may include construction such as road works, or events or functions where the normal flow of traffic is interrupted.
What course codes are included in the Traffic Management training?
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a statement of attainment for the following course codes:
- RIIWHS302E - Implement traffic management plans: As listed on training.gov, RIIWHS302E covers the skills and knowledge required to set out, monitor and close down traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes in civil construction. It applies to those working in supervisory roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments and hold some responsibility for the outcomes of others.
- RIIWHS205E - Control traffic with stop-slow bat: As listed on training.gov, RIIWHS205E describes the skills and knowledge required to control vehicle and pedestrian traffic using stop-slow bats, hand signals and approved communication devices in the resources and infrastructure industries. It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.
Will these course codes allow me to work as a traffic controller in Victoria?
To work as a Traffic Controller in Victoria, students are required to hold a valid Traffic Management certification (covering both RIIWHS302E and RIIWHS205E), as well as a White Card (Construction Induction Card).
Some employers also require a current driver’s licence in order to demonstrate competency of road rules.
Please note: These requirements may differ depending on which state you intend to work in.
Do I need a White Card as well as Traffic Management credentials to work onsite?
Yes, to work as a traffic controller on a work site, students will need to complete Construction Induction training and have a White Card issued to them from WorkSafe.
How long is the training?
The training will take place over 1 day and runs for approximately 8 hours.
Do I need to complete Refresher training?
Yes, VicRoads requires that Traffic Management training be refreshed every 3 years.
What do I need to wear?
It is recommended that students wear “Work Ready Clothing” which includes:
- Enclosed shoes (steel caps/work boots are preferred but not required)
- Comfortable clothing that is not loose fitting
- Weather Appropriate protective items for practical (e.g. hat, sunglasses sunscreen etc.)
All PPE that is required for the practical component of the assessment will be provided by the trainer on the day.
What is the minimum age to complete Traffic Management training?
While no minimum age is mandated in the Australian Standards, we require all participants to be at least 15 years of age, as this is the age requirement to obtain a White Card. If under the age of 18, we will require a permission form to be signed by a parent or guardian.