Traffic Control (Flagger) Overview

Learning objectives

  • Identify a flagger’s responsibilities, rules, duties, clothing regulations, and equipment
  • Recognize where to position yourself for optimum safety, how to prepare for and respond to hazards, and how to stop, slow, or allow traffic to proceed appropriately
  • State common methods to communicate and coordinate with other flaggers and the public
  • Recognize the types of tapers that are used in a traffic control zone

Course overview

In this lesson you will learn general guidelines for traffic control, including how to regulate traffic, flagger communication, proper positioning when flagging, and the ways to place signs when setting up a temporary traffic control zone.

  • 10 minutes
  • English, Spanish
Course Outline
  • Traffic Control (Flagger) Overview
Regulations
  • Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. 2009 Edition, Including Revision 1 and 2, dated May 2012, Part 6
  • OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926.201
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