Standardized Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flagger) Certification
A Flagger, or a Traffic Control Person (TCP), is responsible to provide safe traffic control for motorists, pedestrians and workers. ProSafe offers the official certification program set by the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). The BCCSA’s course for TCPs consists of classroom & practical training and is the only program accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for high-risk traffic control.
- Roles & responsibilities of TCPs, employers & supervisors
- Regulations & standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC & the Motor Vehicle Act
- Traffic control equipment & devices, including personal protective equipment
- Setting up, maintaining & removing work zones
- Working around equipment
- Basic & advanced traffic control skills
The course is 2 days. The first day is spent in the classroom understanding the rules and regulations of traffic control. The second day reviews more theory, and then a written exam. After the exam, participants begin the practical portion of the program outside.
While there are certain restrictions on those who may work as Traffic Control Persons, there is no previous training required for the TCP course.
To successfully complete the course, the participant must pass both the open book written exam (40 multiple choice & True/False questions) with a minimum of 80% & the practical evaluation with 100%. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be issued a temporary certificate by the invigilator, which is valid for 3 months from date of issue. The temporary certificate will be followed within 6-8 weeks by a new permanent photo ID card. Records of completion are provided by BCCSA and are valid for 3 years.
What to Bring:
- photo identification
- CSA approved steel-toed boots with minimum 6-inch ankle protection
- Clothing to protect you from the weather
- pen and highlighter
The course fee is $240 Plus GST.
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