Traffic control is a crucial aspect of road safety and is required to protect both workers and the public. To become a qualified traffic control person (TCP), one must undergo training to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the job safely and effectively. The Mainland Safety Training Company offers a standardized TCP/flag person course that meets the BC Construction Safety Alliance’s minimum two-day, competency-based course requirement. In this article, we will discuss the importance of TCP training and the content covered in the Mainland Safety TCP course.

The Importance of Traffic Control Person Training

Traffic control personnel play a critical role in ensuring the safety of workers and the public in and around work zones. Their duties include directing traffic, setting up and maintaining work zones, and ensuring the safety of workers and motorists. Without proper training, a TCP may not understand the importance of their role or how to perform their duties safely and effectively. This lack of knowledge and skill can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.

The Mainland Safety TCP course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform their duties safely and effectively. The course covers a range of topics, from the roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers, and supervisors to regulations and standards set out by the Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC, and the Motor Vehicle Act. The course also covers traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment, setting up, maintaining, and removing work zones, and working around equipment.

Course Content

The Mainland Safety TCP course covers both basic and advanced traffic control skills to ensure that students are equipped to handle any situation that may arise in the field. Some of the topics covered in the course include:

Roles and Responsibilities

TCPs must understand their roles and responsibilities as well as those of their employers and supervisors. The Mainland Safety TCP course covers these roles and responsibilities to ensure that students understand what is expected of them and how to perform their duties safely and effectively.

Regulations and Standards

The TCP course covers the regulations and standards set out by the Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC, and the Motor Vehicle Act. These regulations and standards provide a framework for safe traffic control practices and ensure that TCPs are operating within the law.

Traffic Control Equipment and Devices

The course covers the various traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment, used by TCPs. This knowledge is essential to ensure that TCPs are using the right equipment for the job and that they are using it correctly.

Setting Up, Maintaining, and Removing Work Zones

TCPs are responsible for setting up, maintaining, and removing work zones. The Mainland Safety TCP course covers these processes to ensure that students understand how to do these tasks safely and effectively.

Working Around Equipment

TCPs often work around equipment, such as trucks and heavy machinery. The course covers how to work safely around this equipment to avoid accidents and injuries.

Course Length and Fee

The Mainland Safety TCP course is a two-day course that runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The first day covers the theory portion of the course, while the second day includes a written exam and practical assessment. The course fee is $209 plus GST.

Locations and Contact Information

Mainland Safety Training Company has multiple locations across BC, including Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna. For more information on the TCP course or any of our other courses.

Conclusion

In conclusion, traffic control is an essential aspect of ensuring the safety and security of both workers and the public. As such, it is crucial for traffic control personnel to receive proper training to ensure they can effectively perform their roles and responsibilities.

Mainland Safety Training Company offers a comprehensive and competency-based Standardized Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flag Person) training course that covers all the necessary theory and practical skills required to become a qualified traffic control person. Our course content covers basic and high-risk traffic behaviors and the necessary responses of traffic control personnel.

Upon completion of our course, participants will have a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers, and supervisors, as well as the regulations and standards set out by the Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC, and the Motor Vehicle Act. They will also be equipped with the necessary skills to set up, maintain, and remove work zones, work around equipment, and handle basic and advanced traffic control.

At Mainland Safety Training Company, we believe in going above and beyond to provide our participants with the knowledge and practical skills they need to perform their duties safely and effectively. Our course instructors are experienced industry professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom.

If you are interested in our Standardized Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flag Person) training course or any of our other courses, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or give us a call at +1 604 617 0211. We have multiple locations across BC, including Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.