From Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Survey Manual:
“Flaggers shall be trained in flagging procedures and use the proper equipment and warning garments outlined in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. A copy of this manual should be made available to each survey party.
Flaggers shall have attended and been certified in an MDOT approved flagger certification training course.”
From MDOT HIGHWAY FLAGGER TRAINING COURSE memo:
“1. Each District will have a minimum of two National Safety Council certified flagger instructors who will be responsible for teaching and coordinating the class and scheduling the training sessions.
2. The District will be required to schedule as many training sessions as necessary to complete the flagging training on an annual basis. Training to be in accordance with National Highway Safety Council’s Flagging Course and MDOT’s procedures using the current MUTCD and S.O.P. for required flagging equipment.
3. The District will make arrangements for the training sessions to be provided to new employees at least once per month and then on an annual basis thereafter.
4. To assure that all employees receive the Flagger Training on an annual basis, records will be maintained by the District Office.
5. Only personnel with a current and valid flagging certificate may perform flagging duties for MDOT. (i.e. no prisoners, contractors, etc.)”