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Flagger / Vehicle Control

(Course# FLAG-101)

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The primary function of traffic control procedures is to move vehicles and pedestrians safely and expeditiously through or around temporary traffic control zones while protecting on-site workers and equipment.

Flagger Training is required for anyone who has to control traffic with a stop/slow paddle, lights, and red flags around a work crew. All personnel performing flagging, spotting, or operating Automated Flagger Assist Devices inside the highway right of way will be trained in an NCDOT approved Flagger Course.

The NCDOT has developed these knowledge levels in accordance with the following:
OHSA Standards 1910 & 1926, ANSI Standards for Safety Apparel and for Work Zone Safety for Highway Construction, FHWA Final Rule on Safety and Mobility for minimum levels of training for individuals working inside highway rights of way, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD, 2009 Edition) for Temporary Traffic Control (TTC), AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, ITE Traffic Control Handbook, NCDOT Standards, Specifications, and Industry Best Practices.

This course is designed for individuals who will be a flagger in work zones and temporary traffic control areas and responsible for setting up flagging operations. You will be provided the basic knowledge, information, and awareness to perform your job safely.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate fundamental flagger procedures and develop a basic traffic control plan for a common two flagger operation.

This training session consists of lectures, group discussions, participant activities, videos, and hands-on exercises to present the following:

  • Proper use of personal protective equipment- nighttime vs daytime operations
  • Work zone components and types of operations
  • Flagging procedures
  • Control signaling devices
  • Recognize dangerous traffic situations, proper and improper flagging operations
  • Understand and apply safe traffic-control practices
  • Communicating with workers and the public

Note: Certificate of Completion and qualification wallet card issued upon successful completion of written examination and practical exam.

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