Traffic Control and TCP Training

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.

Learning Objectives:

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; and entering “Ontario Traffic Manual Book #7” into the search bar

Our COVID-19 Update

As we navigate through these challenging times, we have the health and well-being of our clients, staff, and the community at top of mind. 

In response to COVID-19, we will be offering online training as temporary evidence of first aid training in several of our Canadian provinces*. Paired with this, we are also offering a $20 discount on the online-only portion of our approved Blended eLearning training courses in:

Please see the following blog post for further details, conditions, and course parameters.

For our Online Training, please click the following URL.
*Not available in British Columbia, Quebec or Newfoundland

Your safety is paramount to all of us here at Rescue 7 Inc.  We hope through these initiatives, we can continue to safely encourage, support and develop the skillset you need to get you where you want to go. 

At this time, we are carefully monitoring the rapidly changing environment of COVID-19 and will continue to update you on any changes as the global crisis evolves.

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With gratitude,
Rescue 7 Inc.