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Course 4 - Traffic Control Installers and Supervisors (Freeways only) (1 day)

This 1 day course is for installers (workers) and supervisors who will be responsible for or working on freeways only. This course will benefit employers, provincial and municipal road authorities, contractors, engineers, designers, contract administrators, utilities, supervisors, workers, and inspectors.

Course 4 covers:

- Provisions of the OHSA and regulations relating to traffic control in maintenance and construction work zones, as well as to employer, supervisor, and worker responsibilities.
- Driver needs, capabilities, and limitations: Human factors and positive guidance, and their application to work zone traffic control
- Differences between non-freeway and freeway work
- Comprehensive training on OTM Book 7 requirements and guidelines applicable to freeways

- Purpose & Scope
- Legal authority
- Fundamental principles
- Application of guidelines; recommended best practice
- Rural and urban application of Book 7
- Temporary Work Zone component areas
- Mobile, Very Short Duration, Short Duration and Long Duration Work on freeways
- Detours on freeways
- Speed Control in Work Zones, including speed control with pace vehicles and rolling closures

- Procedures and methods for Work Zone Traffic Control
- Preparation before beginning work: planning, organization, and design of traffic control
- Traffic Protection Plans: How to develop and implement
- Traffic hazards and protection measures
- Information to include in plan
- Traffic Control Plans; relation with Traffic Protection Plan
- How to reduce risk and liability exposure
- Principles for safe set-up and removal of traffic control on freeways
- Step-by-step procedures for safe set-up and removal of freeway traffic control
- Inspection, monitoring, and documentation of work zone traffic control
- Traffic Control with moving vehicles

- Traffic Control Devices: Application
- Signs: Specifications, Installation, Maintenance, sign details
- Channelizing Devices: Cones, barrels, etc
- Barricades and barriers
- Temporary markings and delineation
- Portable Variable Message Signs
- Quality replacement guidelines for traffic control devices

- Application of Buffer Vehicles (Crash Trucks)
- Recommended application for stationary and mobile operations
- Practical tips to improve safety and effectiveness

- Use of Book 7
- Use of Book 7 tables
- Use of Book 7 typical layouts, including set-up and removal
- Group exercises: freeway work zone scenarios
- Photos: discussion of real-life freeway set-ups.


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