NFPA Standard - 1091
Traffic Control Incident Management (NOT just Fire Police)
The following is required of Traffic Control persons:
- SHALL meet job performance requirements. Not "may," not "should," but "shall" which is a mandate. This means testing.
- Must demonstrate how to use PPE, temporary traffic control devices, and warning lights correctly at a staged incident.
- Conduct a size-up; establish command; identify needed resources & hazards; coordinate this to County and other responders.
- Position vehicles properly at an incident (so as to be able to access your equipment, warn traffic and NOT impede traffic flow).
- At a staged incident site, the Traffic Control person will be required to demonstrate the ability to properly communicate to County and other responders.
- Establish advance warning, including traffic queue (backlog) control.
- Participate as a team member within an ICS Unified Command Structure at an incident, showing proper accountability and communications procedures
- Manage non-authorized persons found at/near the incident site, including their identification, access restrictions and directing them to a proper location.
- Perform an assessment of the effectiveness of the traffic control setup. Use proper chain of command when identifying problems.
- Adapt the scene in response to a special hazard to maintain scene protection and operations while identifying and addressing the hazard.
- Demobilize a traffic incident scene while maintaining safety.
These are the basics. There are actually 24 specific Job Performance Requirements specified. Anyone desiring this certification will have to be fully trained in the MUTCD Part 6 and ICS to at least the 200 level.
We here at Roadway Safety Consulting can train your group to meet all of these standards!
Additionally, the standard requires "qualification" and "certification". Read the entire file here.
These standards are tough, and now here... That said - who can argue safety and knowledge? Every 50 minutes a responder is struck in the US. This is too often...
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