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.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *implement traffic management plans in a manner that is safe and follows workplace policies and procedures on at least three separate live traffic projects, including: *completing at least two of the following: -lane closure -lateral shift -implementing a traffic management plan at an intersection *completing at least one project controlling site construction vehicles. During the above, the candidate must: -locate and apply required legislations, documentation, policies and procedures including documentation required for worksite projects and required traffic management -work with traffic control personnel to implement and complete a traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme that meets all required outcomes including: -confirming all necessary resources are available, including qualified personnel -confirming all personnel understand, and are able to implement, their roles, task requirements, safety requirements and reporting requirements -communicating with others to resolve resourcing and coordination requirements prior to and during work activities -confirming that unattended sites and shut-down procedures are completed according to traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme -complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures, including reporting offending road users. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *required legislation, regulations, codes and procedures including Austroads Codes of Practice and WHS *applicable to temporary traffic management *temporary traffic management principles *risk management principles and procedures for identifying, analysing and treating potential hazards and risks *key principles for implementing WHS, including the role of Job Safety Analysis, Job Safety and Environmental *Analysis and Safe Work Method statements. *scope of authority to modify traffic management plan and traffic guidance scheme *basic signalling procedures for temporary traffic management *procedures for selecting, using and placing signs and devices, including sequences of installation and removal and provisions for unattended sites *radio operations procedures and protocols *equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations, including for required specialist and externally-sourced equipment *site isolation, traffic control and emergency responsibilities and authorities.

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