Minnesota DOT Flagger Training Specifications
If flaggers will be working on a MnDOT construction project and the special provisions in the contract has a requirement for flaggers to be trained by a MnDOT Flagger Trainer, MnDOT course must be used. If the project is on a city, county, or township road, the road authority will govern on the training the flagger is required to have.
From Minnesota Department of Transportation Special Provisions – SP2016 Book:
“S-21.5 FLAGGER TRAINING AND REQUIREMENTS
“Any person acting as a flagger on this Project shall have attended a training session taught by a Contractor’s qualified trainer. The Contractor’s qualified trainer shall have completed a ‘MnDOT Flagger Train the Trainer Session’ in the five years before the start date of this Contract and shall be on file as a qualified flagger trainer with the Department. The Flagger Trainer’s name and Qualification Number shall be furnished by the Contractor at the pre-construction meeting. The Contractor shall provide all flaggers with the MnDOT Flagger Handbook and shall observe the rules and regulations contained therein. This handbook shall be in the possession of all flaggers while flagging on the Project. The Contractor shall obtain handbooks from the Department. Flaggers shall not be assigned other duties while working as authorized flaggers. The ‘Checklist for Flagger training’ form shall be furnished to the Engineer any time a new flagger reports to work on the Project. The “Checklist for Flagger Training” form is found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/const/wzs/documents/flaggertrainingchecklist.pdf.
The Engineer will have the right to waive the above requirements.”