RIIWHS206 Control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs

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Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and control traffic with portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs according to traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes.

It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments under some degree of supervision.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Civil construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to control traffic

1.1 Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities

1.2 Identify and confirm work activities and traffic conditions

1.2 Perform site specific risk assessments

1.3 Select tools and equipment, check for serviceability, and rectify faults and report according to workplace policies and procedures

2. Control traffic

2.1 Position and confirm portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs according to traffic guidance scheme

2.2 Confirm safe location of traffic controllers when operating portable traffic control devices

2.3 Monitor traffic flow and confirm portable traffic control devices are performing according to job requirements

2.4 Monitor traffic flow and confirm temporary traffic signs are placed according to job requirements

3. Conduct housekeeping activities

3.1 Confirm portable traffic control devices and temporary traffic signs are removed according to traffic guidance scheme

3.2 Confirm portable traffic control devices, temporary traffic signs, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to workplace policies and procedures

 

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Numeracy

  • Applies basic mathematical problem solving processes, including simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Oral communication

  • Listens to short, explicit instructions for work procedures and asks questions to clarify and confirm

Reading

  • Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations

Technology

  • Identifies purposes, specific functions and key features of common digital systems and tools and operates them as required