Flagger Duties and Responsibilities
Specific job duties for flaggers vary based on their employer. However, there are several core tasks common to all flaggers, such as:
Direct Vehicles Around Road Construction Sites
Flaggers use hand signals and signs to stop and direct traffic at construction sites. They typically use large direction signs to tell drivers when to stop or proceed slowly. Flaggers might also answer questions about detours.
Communicate with Other Flaggers and Construction Personnel
Using radios, flaggers communicate with other flaggers positioned at different spots along the construction site. This helps them coordinate two-way traffic on single-lane roads. They might also contact members of the construction crew to alert them to any traffic concerns that might impact their work or safety.
Place Traffic Cones and Construction Signs
Flaggers set up traffic cones and signs at and around road construction sites. These signs include detour signs, Road Work Ahead signs, End Road Work signs, and Road Closed signs. Flaggers also retrieve all cones and signs at the end of the workday as directed.
Record Information About Disobedient Drivers
It’s up to flaggers to observe and record any details about drivers who fail to obey construction signs, speed limits, or other directions. They submit this information to site supervisors or, if possible, law enforcement officers.
Flagger Education and Training
This role has no formal education requirements beyond a high school diploma. However, a flagger must have certification, usually through the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), in order to work in this position. Most companies also have their own training programs for flaggers.
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CONTROL DESIGN
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TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT PLANS
When the safe and timely completion of a project will create a significant impact to the traveling public, a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) may be required. Todays Labors. Design team develops TMPs that address the temporary traffic control, public communication, transportation operations, and incident management strategies for projects of this nature.
TTC PLAN DESIGN & DRAFTING
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