TRAFFIC CONTROL WITH STOP-SLOW BAT (QLD)
A traffic controller utilises a stop-slow bat to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic around a construction zone, accident or other road based events.
The purpose of this position it to ensure the safety of construction workers, the general public and at times emergency response teams.
To become an accredited traffic controller in Queensland you are required to successfully complete an approved training course. Transport and Main Roads have an approved training provider list available HERE.
This course is broken into two parts:
Part 1: Theory
Part 2: Practical
You must meet the following criteria:
It is a pre-requisite for a traffic controller working on a construction site (e.g. a roadway) to hold a White Card / Blue Card (Construction Safety Induction Card).
Expected Outcomes for Traffic Controllers
On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat. Traffic Engineering Australia will provide the documentation required to apply as a Traffic Controller with the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Click here to see the application fee.
Additional information for trainees
Please note prior to registration you will need to complete a Traffic Controller Suitability Self Assessment. This self assessment is to ensure your physical and other abilities meet the requirements for the role of traffic controller.
The criteria has been provided to determine the suitability of an applicant to productively carry out the duties of the position safely. This ensures there is no risk to the safety of other workers, the general public, equipment or products.
This training course requires a renewal every 3 years to remain current.
Interstate traffic controllers with current accreditation do not need to do this course but can complete the Traffic control – Renewal course instead.