A Construction Traffic Management Plan, known more commonly as a CTMP, is used by Traffic Engineers, or other professionals who have completed a traffic control course, when they are brought in to consult on a project. This report is prepared to show the best ways to manage issues that may arise during the project or ways the project may potentially change the area’s traffic flow either temporarily or permanently. By assessing the impact that the development of the project and construction may have on the surrounding road network, those undertaking the project are able to navigate any issues and ensure that they are implementing the right protocols to maintain a safe work zone that aligns with the community. It includes details of the project like location, scope of the works, breakdown of the projects schedule, the operation hours of the site and a further management plan that lists any vehicles that are being used and the access/exit routes they must use. This vehicle list will also give details of the largest vehicles and how often they are expected to be in operation. Any loading and unloading zones on the sites also must be included. This way, the project managers are able to figure out what permits they need to obtain before work commences and ensure they are in line with all protocols. As well, they will be able to take into account emergency service vehicle access, staff parking and any potential impacts that the work being done may have on surrounding residents and businesses. All of this is included in the CTMP and a traffic engineer and other professionals who have undertaken a traffic control course are normally able to help put this report together, as well as manage its implementation.

Preparing for a Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP)

While the basic layout of a Construction Traffic Management Plan is essentially the same everywhere, there are differences that need to be considered throughout different locations. Different councils have different requirements, which is why somebody who has completed a traffic management course is needed to put together a Construction Traffic Management Plan for every project. A CTMP is for building works, and during any building process it is inevitable that there will be some impact on the traffic in the area. Whether this is road closures, traffic diversions or just increased traffic or use of particular types of vehicles that are not normally used in that area, then separate permits need to be obtained and appropriate planning needs to be undertaken. When hiring somebody who has completed a traffic control course, like a Traffic Engineer, to draw up a CTMP, it is important to have all bases of the project covered. Have a comprehensive list of what vehicles will be used, how they will get to and from the site and if there may be potential for traffic to be impacted. Work zones may need to be implemented and a traffic engineer will be able to help you see where that may happen. The more facts of the project the better, that way a comprehensive CTMP can be drawn up for your project, helping to eliminate and manage any traffic issues that may arise throughout the duration of the project.

Quality Traffic Control Course

Traffic management is not a risk-free job, in fact most jobs involving or requiring traffic management are high risk and meticulous attention to detail needs to be undertaken to keep it safe for all those involved. This is why if you are needing traffic management, it is important to hire those who are qualified and have completed a traffic control course at a bare minimum. Experts such as planners and engineers have skills and training that keeps workers and the general public safe, no matter what situation involving traffic management you are in. From events, to construction projects and roadworks- having somebody who has completed a quality traffic control course from a recognised training provider like Global Training Services, is absolutely paramount, no matter how minor or little traffic management is needed. The knowledge, training, attention to detail, ability to adapt and skills that these traffic experts have first and foremost come from being trained correctly, and that is why it is important to check that the people you are hiring for traffic management have completed at the very least a quality traffic control course.

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