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Time sure does fly by. So we shouldn’t be too surprised to learn that it’s been three years already since the NSW Roads and Maritime Services introduced a nationally-recognised competency-based framework for traffic control training. That was 1 July 2015 and given that legislation requires refresher training every three years then – yep, you guessed it – it’s time to get your traffic control training done and update your certification.

Local councils – that means you!

It is crucial that councils ensure their traffic controllers are properly certified and we urge local councils to enrol in Traffic Control and Traffic Plan Implementation training today so that works are not delayed or compromised by controllers whose certification has expired.

Councils use traffic control for a range of requirements including:

  • Worker and public safety around roadworks
  • Worker and public safety around construction sites
  • Worker and public safety during events

Traffic control and management in any of these contexts involves organising and supervising a variety of moving parts and the ability to identify risk, mitigate them, and adapt quickly and safely to changing conditions. It is so much more than casually swivelling a stop/slow bat from time to time!

On-site, user-friendly traffic control training

Effective council traffic controllers require high quality training that is accessible, user-friendly and unencumbered by unnecessary bureaucratic or administrative demands. Traffic controllers work very much in the real word – they are right in the midst of the action and training must focus on the skills they need to develop and the circumstances they might encounter. Here at AlertForce we are committed to training that is user-friendly where information is delivered efficiently and effectively. We conduct our traffic control training on site so that your workers get real world instruction in the context they will be applying it. If there was ever a time to get out of the classroom, it’s for traffic control training.

Recertification – not just ticking a box

While many councils might be tempted to view traffic control recertification as an inconvenient box-ticking exercise, we encourage it to be seen as an opportunity to add value to your team of council workers by providing high quality training that won’t just repeat stuff they already know but will introduce them to the very latest techniques and strategies in a fresh, new way. Traffic control training is an essential part of any council’s work health and safety framework and as such, it is an investment, not a cost.

Training, assessment and certification (or re-certification) can only be delivered by an RMS approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who can deliver recognised National Competency Based training. This ensures that trainees get the highest quality instruction and nationally recognised certification.

Listen up, local councils – update your worker recertification today with the following courses:

Traffic Control

  • Correctly direct road users using a stop/slow bat
  • Understand stopping sight distances
  • Maintain traffic incident reports and the relevant Traffic Control Plans for the site
  • Assess and respond to changes in conditions and environment e.g. weather conditions, increased traffic, road conditions
  • Implement risk assessments for personal safety
  • Communicate effectively using a range of devices and methods e.g. 2-way radios

Our Traffic Control Training includes the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS205D Control traffic with a stop/slow bat


Implement Traffic Control Plans

  • Identify and understand the safety implications of traffic control
  • Manage traffic control devices in accordance with the TCP
  • Communicate effectively using a range of devices including a two-way radio
  • Check, clean and store equipment
  • Select an appropriate TCP to suit the site conditions e.g. traffic volume, weather, road conditions, and adjust/adapt as needed
  • Assess a location, identify topographical landmarks and carry out associated risk control
  • Assess a TCP for any unexpected hazards or risks
  • Plan for emergencies
  • Understand speed, types of vehicle, traffic density, sight lines, environmental conditions and the way they inform or effect a TCP
  • Monitor traffic controllers

Our Traffic Control Training includes the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures
  • RIICOM201D Communicate in the workplace
  • RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan

AlertForce is currently offering recertification training at extremely competitive rates. This is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a terrific offer and get your council workers recertified in line with the legislation today. AlertForce is your one stop shop for traffic control training – no fuss, user-friendly, practical, up-to-date training that will see your council ready for any traffic control challenges it might face.

Contact us today to discuss arranging group training for your council workers.

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