Many staff are required to perform their work in work zones in and amongst live lanes of traffic. There are a number of specific legislative requirements in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Ontario Regulation 213/91 Construction Projects and in the Highway Traffic Act related to work performed on or about roadways, of which workers must be aware. This course highlights those requirements
Target Audience: All employees who work on roadways and supervisors of the employees. Employees who work as Traffic Control Persons.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Identify the principles outlined in Book 7
- Summarize the Traffic Control legislative requirements
- Assess and control for the presence of roadway hazards
- Calculate traffic volume
- Locate the 6 component areas of temporary work zones
- Sketch/illustrate and demonstrate where the traffic control measures are to be placed in these 6 component areas
- Perform basic duties of a Traffic Control Person (TCP) in keeping with the Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons
Participants in this course will have an understanding of the principles of the Ontario Traffic Manual, Temporary Conditions Book 7– Office and Field Edition, related road signs and equipment, personal protective equipment requirements and be able to assess and control for the presence of roadway hazards. Participants will also have an understanding of the Handbook for Construction Traffic Control Persons and the requirements for its use.