When it comes to any projects, having them run as smoothly as possible saves more than just time. This is why hiring and engaging experts across different fields to help plan and consult from the development phase to the completion is such an important part of the process. Any new project has to undergo a series of different stages of development and gain certain permits. One of the biggest considerations that any project faces is how it will affect the traffic around the surrounding area, especially while the development is under way. This is why becoming a Traffic Control Expert is such a lucrative career. No development can properly go under way without the help of a Traffic Control Expert so if you are looking for a way to boost your career then enroll in a traffic control training course with Global Training Services. There can be plenty of job opportunities across the building and construction industry, transport and planning industry and other places you may not expect. With the many developments and the constant need to upgrade roads throughout Queensland and the rest of Australia, completing a traffic control training course can lead to many employment opportunities and kick start a new career in a well-paying field. In a time where there is a lot of uncertainty in employment and job security, there is no time like now to upskill and engage in a traffic control training course.

How to Become A Traffic Expert?

While to become a high-level traffic consultant and expert you will need a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, completing a traffic control training course can help you get employed in the industry. Depending on where or who you work for, your roles may vary but being qualified in traffic control, you will be able to have the expertise to help ensure the smooth running of the traffic in and around any job site. It is a job that while you have to take direction, you also need to use your incentive, decision making skills, be active and alert and knowledgeable about Occupational, Health and Safety (OH&S) practices and applicable regulations. By undertaking a traffic control training course, you will be qualified to work as a Traffic Controller in and around various locations, job sites and other projects. A traffic control training course, like the one available at Global Training Services in Rocklea, is separated into a theory and a practical section. To undertake the course, you need a valid driver’s license, a white card or equivalent and be physically and mentally fit to work. Upon completion of the eight-hour day of theory, a practical twenty-hour vocational placement is required before you can successfully complete the course. To gain a licence with the Queensland Traffic Authority, participants will also have to undergo a criminal history and background check to ensure they are eligible for licensing. Industry Authority cards in Queensland last three years to guarantee that the knowledge that licence holders are up to date. While this may differ from state to state, completing a traffic control training course can give you the knowledge and the skills and expertise to be able to work as a traffic controller on a range of different sites.

Attaining Knowledge and Expertise For Event Traffic Management

The big focus that people have with completing their traffic control training course is getting jobs working in construction and development. One field that those who become accredited may look over is event traffic management. Even if it is just for an afternoon, events can have a significant affect on the surrounding areas and the potential for hazardous and unsafe situations is extremely high if proper traffic management is not implemented. From pack downs and pack ups, people and spectators travelling to and from the event and just having employees walking around can cause a major safety issue if not properly handled. Nobody wants to risk injury and death, which is why traffic management is important. In collaboration with the traffic management planner, a Controller’s job is to control traffic, pedestrian, surrounding road and official event vehicle traffic included. The “bump in” and “bump out” portion of an event cause a major safety risk with potentially trucks going in and out of the event venues, posing a risk to surrounding traffic and workers and other pedestrians walking around. Any event that also disrupts the flow of traffic can leave itself open to people not doing the right thing hence why having an Expert Traffic Controller is pertinent to the health and safety of everybody involved. Event traffic management is just one of the avenues you can down when you complete a traffic controlling training course. 

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