This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to control traffic with a stop-slow bat in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.
Control Traffic With Stop-Slow Bat
In acknowledgement of the dangerous nature of controlling traffic, VicRoads requires that all field personnel designated as a Traffic Controller need to have completed the unit. As your consultant, we can help you to meet your training needs.
Evidence must be collected that demonstrates competency in this unit. This evidence must be relevant to the roles within the sector’s work operations and satisfy all requirements of the unit performance criteria. This includes evidence that the participant can:
- Locate and apply relevant documentation, policies and procedures to work activity
- Demonstrate completion of controlling traffic with a stop-slow bat that safely, effectively and efficiently meets required outcomes on more than one occasion including:
– reading and interpreting work instructions and planning work activity accordingly
– positioning signage and barriers
– directing and controlling vehicle and pedestrian traffic
– clearly communicating to drivers and pedestrians using hand signals
– using approved communication devices to transmit message and report of offenders
– removing or covering signs upon completion of work
The candidate must demonstrate their knowledge of controlling traffic with a stop-slow bat through:
- Site and equipment safety requirements
- Traffic controlling requirements and procedures
- Complying with traffic management plans
- Erecting traffic control signage and barricades
- Operating communications devices
- Determine equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
- Operational and maintenance procedures for equipment
- Detailing site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
- Describing the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on stopping distances
- Interpreting and implementing safe work method statement
The unit assessor must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and industry regulations for certification and licensing. This unit is best assessed in the context of the sector’s work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage present as limiting factors, the assessment can occur within a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all necessary aspects of workplace performance.
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