Percrime wrote:I can tell you you need a traffic controllers licence to use a stop give way sign legally. Cos I did that course a couple of weeks ago and have that licence. To put out witches hats I dont think you need anything. I have certainly done it many many times.
Partly right. Code of Practice - Worksite Safety - Traffic Management http://www.gazette.vic.gov.au/gazette/Gazettes2010/GG2010S351.pdf
, states in part 15.2 (b)
Trafﬁc Guidance Schemes – as a minimum requirement, only a person who
has undertaken a course in implementing trafﬁc management plans (e.g.
VBQU507 – Implement and Monitor Operational Trafﬁc Management Plans,
or equivalent) or an appropriate refresher course (within the last three (3)
years) should set out, implement, monitor and/or make minor modiﬁcations
(as a result of any review conducted in accordance with clause 25 of this Code)
Really, this would rarely be enforced for casual or short term traffic management as I would expect that this would conflict with parts of the OH&S act, in particular the part that requires risks to be minimised as much as is reasonably practicable. If a work vehical is being accessed from the roadway (plumber, chippy etc) it poses no greater risk to anyone than any other car parked on the side of the road. If they have witches hats out to improve their visibility to others using the road then well and good. Key is the consideration of the safety of the workers at the worksite and the public passing through or adjacent to the worksite.