RIIWHS302E - Implement traffic management plans

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to set out, monitor and close down traffic management plans and traffic guidance schemes in civil construction.

It applies to those working in supervisory roles. They generally work in teams in live traffic environments and hold some responsibility for the outcomes of others.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Note: The terms Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Work Health and Safety (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the National Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented registered training organisations are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing state/territory OHS legislative requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare to implement traffic management plan


1.1 Determine worksite requirements and scope of traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme

1.2 Identify, address and report potential risks, hazards and environmental issues and determine control measures

1.3 Validate suitability of traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme to site conditions, traffic volumes and work activities and confirm requirements are met

1.4 Resource personnel to implement traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme according to workplace policies and procedures

1.5 Confirm required liaison and communication activities are carried out according to instructions

1.6 Provide traffic guidance scheme implementation instructions to traffic control personnel and clarify and confirm recipient understanding as required

2. Set out traffic guidance scheme


2.1 Check required signs and devices are positioned and installed according to traffic guidance scheme

2.2 Inspect traffic guidance scheme and authorise roadwork crew to proceed with work activities

2.3 Confirm roadwork crew are protected from work site hazards

3. Monitor traffic guidance scheme

3.1 Confirm traffic flow is being monitored by required personnel according to traffic guidance scheme

3.2 Apply adjustments to traffic guidance scheme as necessary to maintain required traffic flow and according to own job role

3.3 Monitor work activities and apply required measures to mitigate and address roadwork crew and road user non-conformance

3.4 Apply workplace policies and procedures to address offending road users as required

4. Close down work activities

4.1 Direct covering and required removal of equipment, signs and devices according to traffic guidance scheme

4.2 Confirm tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to workplace policies and procedures

4.3 Finalise traffic work zone close-down and complete required reporting


Foundation Skills

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




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

Oral communication

  • Presents information and provides assistance using industry specific vocabulary
  • Uses listening and questioning to clarify and confirm understanding


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


  • Produces and completes workplace reports, including risk management matrices, using appropriate vocabulary, grammatical structures and conventions