Traffic Control (Flagger)

Learning objectives

  • Identify a flagger’s responsibilities, rules, duties, clothing regulations, and equipment
  • Identify the channeling devices such as barriers, signs, and warning lights you will use in a temporary traffic control zone
  • Recognize where to position yourself for optimum safety, how to prepare for and respond to hazards, how to judge traffic speed and congestion, 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 how advance warning signs should be set up in different environments
  • Recognize taper length formulas for roads with speeds of 45 MPH (72.4 KPH) and higher and roads with speeds of 40 MPH (64.4 KPH) and lower

Course overview

The student will recognize general guidelines for traffic control; the signs, barriers, flags, stop/slow paddle and lights used at the work site; clothing regulations; and how to properly position himself/herself for optimum safety. The student will also identify how to judge traffic speed and congestion and regulate traffic accordingly.
  • 45 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • General Guidelines
  • Barriers, Signs, and Lights
  • Regulating Traffic
  • Flagger Communication
  • Setting Up - Placing Signs
  • Setting Up - Tapering
  • Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. 2009 Edition, Including Revision 1 and 2, dated May 2012, Part 6
  • 29 CFR Subpart G - Signs, Signals, and Barricades - 1926.201 Signaling
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