Road traffic control involves directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic around a construction zone, accident or other road disruption, thus ensuring the safety of emergency response teams, construction workers and the general public. Traffic Control is undertaken by applying the traffic control plan or the designing of a specific plan for the control of traffic. The approach used by EGIS is based upon qualified personnel using the N.S.W. Roads and Traffic Authority’s Traffic Control at Work sites manual V4.0 and Australian Standards AS 1742.3 at all times.
When at a client’s work site our traffic controllers set up closures according to the approved plan. This is achieved by using various signs, barricades, cones, directional arrow boards and portable variable message signs. All these devices are used to safely divert traffic around and/or through a specific work site.
EGIS Traffic Management Solutions employs professional and licensed personnel to carry out Traffic Control duties. Each operational employee – as a minimum – holds:
To ensure all traffic controllers accreditation are up to date, all RMS traffic control qualifications are valid for three years. On all occasions a crew will be supervised by a team leader or site supervisor who will ordinarily hold a Red RMS card. The Red card qualification allows the supervisor to select/modify the traffic control plan (TCP) while on-site in order to overcome site issues unforeseen during the drafting process.