Industry Consultation is now open for Parts 4, 5 and 6 of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice.
Working on roads and roadsides poses significant risks to workers and motorists with changed roadway conditions, disrupted traffic flow, limited working space, and movement of construction and public vehicles in close proximity to workers and worksites.
The Safety at Road Worksites strategic priority project was initiated in 2015.
The Austroads Board recognised that safety at roadworks was a significant issue for road agencies and industry. It was acknowledged that improvements are required to manage the risks associated with providing the optimal level of safety for employees and contractors working in or near traffic, combined with the need to provide a safe road environment for all road users.
Safety at road worksites is a strategically important issue for Austroads member agencies and industry. The Austroads Board has endorsed a four-part project to facilitate the introduction of a harmonised approach to temporary traffic control at road worksites across Australia.
The Safety at Road Worksites project (BN2019) will undertake four modules of work:
|Module 1||The development of a Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice (GTTMP) that will deliver a nationally harmonised approach to temporary traffic management guidance and practice in Australia.|
|Part 1: Introduction||Apr 2019|
|Part 2: Traffic Management Planning||Oct 2018|
|Part 3A: AS1742.3 Traffic Control Devices||Standards Australia to advise|
|Part 3B: Approval Process and Guidance for Additional Devices||Apr 2019|
Part 4: Static Worksites
Part 5: Mobile Worksites
Part 6: Short Term Low Impact Worksites
These three documents are now open for industry consultation. Read more below.
|Part 7: Guide for Field Staff – Implementation and Supervision||Oct 2018|
|Part 8: Traffic Controller Instructions||Oct 2018|
|Part 9: Processes and Procedures including:
|Part 10: Sample Layouts||Apr 2019|
|Part 11: Supporting Guidance including:
|Module 2||The redevelopment and adoption of nationally harmonised Traffic Controller Training that will achieve a consistently high standard of traffic management practice and support a nationally mobile industry. The new material and modules would allow the adoption of practices similar to that already adopted by New Zealand.||Dec 2019|
|Module 3||Investigation into a Registration Scheme for Traffic Controllers in partnership with industry to ensure that practitioners are trained by approved Registered Training Organisations and that certification can be readily accessible by a mobile industry.||Initial Scoping report due in September 2018|
The continued progression by industry of a National Pre-Qualification Scheme for the Traffic Management industry.
|Initial Scoping report due in September 2018|
Modules 3 and 4 have been proposed by industry partners and will be developed with Austroads support and ongoing governance.
Feedback sought on Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice | 20 February 2018
Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice | 18 April 2017
Austroads has released three parts of the Guide to Temporary Traffic Management for Industry Consultation. These parts are focussed on the design of Traffic Guidance Schemes for the layout of temporary traffic management devices and the supporting operational practices to be applied to safely work within the schemes.
- Part 4: Static Worksites
- Part 5: Mobile Works
- Part 6: Short Term Low Impact Works.
The guidance material in these draft documents is based on existing practices and amended to reflect the latest feedback from the Working Group consisting of Austroads member authorities and selected industry bodies. These guides are intended to replace the guidance material currently contained in Australian Standard AS1742.3 and associated State and Territory documents. The material is also intended to reflect practices to be applied in New Zealand but due to differences in signage practices may require additional supporting documentation in NZ.
Please take up this opportunity to provide your feedback so that your views and comments can be considered.
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Dr Dan Sullivan
Safety at Road Worksites Project