Using this nationally recognized program here is what you will learn.
Course goals are to give the student the knowledge to:
State why proper flagging is important, and list the qualities of a good flagger.
Use the MUTCD and other books such as state DOT plans and other guides as they relate to flagging traffic.
Make sure temporary traffic control zones follow the basic plans as shown in the MUTCD.
Point out the temporary traffic control areas and know why each is important to safely control traffic.
Decide if signs and devices on a project meet the standards of the MUTCD.
List all necessary and proper flagging equipment.
Choose a proper place to stand so that you are in a safe flagging location.
Teach the student to use tools of the trade:
Stop, slow, and release traffic using a stop paddle and how to control traffic using a flag if needed.
Spot different types of drivers and know how to deal with them.
Control traffic on a two-way road and how to use different methods to communicate with other flaggers.
Prepare to control traffic on haul roads or in other special flagging situations.
Know what to do when you have to set up and handle night flagging.
How to work with the public, supervisor, and co-workers.
In the end, you will know enough to pass a two-part exam.
This course is approximately four-hours online. It is for persons that want to be a flagger, or a traffic regulator. You can take this course at any time you have access to the internet and a PC or Mac computer, iPad, or Android type device that meets the system requirements. Many people have taken the course on their phones, but we strongly recommend taking the final test on a regular computer or larger screen device.
In place of a live instructor, the training relies heavily on graphics, video, and interactive content with narration.