We offer traffic control training based on the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Book 7 – Temporary Conditions combined with our own procedures and policies to provide a more complete look into traffic control and the many factors involved with its implementation.
Our training courses offer more than just OTM Book 7 minimums, but give your staff a real sense of how to plan, set up, organize and maintain temporary traffic control. The course will provide a look at the theory behind the way things are done and offer new ideas that your staff may not have considered previously. Liability and risk management are also a big issue in the industry and we teach your people how to address and plan for these two, potentially costly issues.
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
Expected Outcomes: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.
Pre-requisition, it is recommended that participants bring with them their own (OTM) Book 7. In addition to classroom group studies and exercise, focus will also be given on the logistic and strategic on the use of Book 7, 2014 with amendments 2016 (ERRATA).
Please note, Rescue 7 Inc. will have spare books on loan for the duration of the training. Note that the Rescue7 Inc. does not sell copies of OTM Book 7 Field Edition. Copies can be purchased through Publications Ontario by visiting the following link; https://www.publications.serviceontario.ca/pubont/servlet/ecom/ and entering “Ontario Traffic Manual Book #7” into the search bar