Traffic control person training
Employers must ensure a risk assessment is conducted by a qualified person to determine if traffic control persons (TCPs) will be used. Traffic control persons (TCPs) must be trained:
- To WorkSafeBC standards as specified in the latest edition of the Traffic Management Manual for Work on Roadways (the Traffic Management Manual)
- Through independent certified trainers
WorkSafeBC only considers training offered by the following providers as meeting acceptable standards and requirements:
- B.C. Construction Safety Alliance
- BeeSafe — a division of WorksafeT Solutions Inc.
- Universal Health and Safety Inc.
Traffic control work in lower risk locations — such as parking lots and vessel loading areas — can be done by a traffic assistant. Traffic assistants can be trained by their employers, as long as the training addresses the hazards specific to the workplace and includes coursework and a practical component. See section 18.6.3 of the OHS Regulation for more details.