Workers

Traffic Control

Traffic control is the direction of vehicles through an area where the normal flow of traffic is disrupted, such as during road construction and utility work. Effective traffic control protects workers, the motoring public, and pedestrians while keeping delays to a minimum.


Training

All traffic control persons (TCP) in Newfoundland and Labrador are required to complete a WorkplaceNL approved TCP training course. This training prepares the worker to perform traffic control in a safe and competent manner that complies with industry and legislative standards.

To standardize and improve traffic control training across the province, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, OHS Division and WorkplaceNL have changed the TCP training requirements.

As of January 2020, there are two levels of TCP certification training to address the specific needs of TCPs. Learning outcomes for TCP Level I and TCP Level II are outlined in Section 2.1 of the TCP Certification Training Standard.  Click here for more information.


Traffic Control Plans

work that addresses all aspects of traffic control in the work area and is used in an effort to eliminate or reduce hazards. The plan must be based on a thorough hazard assessment and show how traffic is to be safely separated from workers and pedestrians. It consists of a diagram showing the road layout along with the traffic control measures that will be used to warn and guide traffic past, around and through the work site safely. The plan must include:

  • Location of work
  • Diagram
  • The work to be undertaken
  • The equipment required
  • The number of traffic control persons needed
  • The applicable regulations and manuals
  • Public notifications
  • Communication methods
  • Emergency response plan

A traffic control plan is a plan prepared in advance of commencing work that addresses all aspects of traffic control in the work area and is used in an effort to eliminate or reduce hazards. The plan must be based on a thorough hazard assessment and show how traffic is to be safely separated from workers and pedestrians. It consists of a diagram showing the road layout along with the traffic control measures that will be used to warn and guide traffic past, around and through the work site safely. The plan must include:

  • Location of work
  • Diagram
  • The work to be undertaken
  • The equipment required
  • The number of traffic control persons needed
  • The applicable regulations and manuals
  • Public notifications
  • Communication methods
  • Emergency response plan


Resources

Traffic Control Person Certification Training Standard

Traffic Control Manual

Traffic Control Certification Training (CTR)


FAQs

For employers and workers

Can I do the courses online?
How can I find course offerings?
How long are the courses?
I have a certificate from another province. Is it accepted in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Is there a requirement for the number of persons with TCP Level II training per site or per employer?
Is there a Traffic Control Person (TCP) Certification Training Standard?
Is there an exam?
My TCP training has expired/I am a new TCP worker – will I be taking the new TCP Training course?
My TCP training has not expired – is it still valid?
What are the learning objectives of the new TCP training courses?
What are the prerequisites for TCP training?
What is the cost of each course?
Who must complete Traffic Control Persons (TCP) training?

For Training Providers

Can I modify the WorkplaceNL training course or submit a training program to WorkplaceNL for approval?
I am a training provider, can I still use my approved TCP training curriculum?
What equipment and materials will I need to teach the new TCP courses?

For Trainers

How do I become an approved TCP trainer?
I am an approved TCP trainer, can I teach the new TCP courses?
My TCP trainer certification has expired. What do I have to do to teach the new TCP courses?
The TCP Certification Training Standard indicates that I must have two years related TCP experience to become a TCP trainer. What does this mean?
The TCP Certification Training Standard references training in adult learning principles as an eligibility requirement for trainers. Is there are particular course that I must complete?