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Certified Flaggers

Big Spring, TX 79720

Posted: 12/20/2022 Industry: Construction Job Number: KA2711121220 Pay Rate: 16.50

Job Description

Traffic control flaggers have a wide range of responsibilities, which can include:
  • Directing traffic flow at construction sites to ensure driver safety and project progression
  • Maintaining order at construction sites by enforcing safety regulations, such as wearing hard hats or bright vests
  • Communicating with drivers, pedestrians, and other workers to ensure safe operation of construction sites
  • Marking work areas with flags, cones, or other devices to warn drivers of hazards or construction work ahead
  • Determining the best method for directing traffic in a safe manner during construction projects, such as using signs, cones, or barriers
  • Observing traffic patterns and reporting problems to supervisors
  • Operating equipment such as stop signs, lights, or lane markers to help control traffic flow
  • Operating radar guns to measure speed and writing tickets when necessary
  • Coordinating with other workers to ensure that the project meets its schedule
Education: Traffic control flaggers typically need a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some employers may prefer candidates who have completed a traffic control course. These courses typically last a few weeks and teach flaggers the basics of their role, including how to direct traffic, how to use flags and other equipment and how to communicate with drivers and other flaggers.Training & Experience: Flagger training is typically part of the certification process. The training is usually part of the certification exam and is usually completed in a classroom setting. Training covers the basics of the job, including the use of flags, cones, signs and other traffic control devices. It also covers the basics of traffic control, including the rules and regulations of the road.Certifications & Licenses: To become a traffic control flagger, you must pass a written test and complete on-the-job training under the supervision of a certified flagger. You must also pass a certification exam to become a traffic control flagger.Traffic Control Flagger SkillsTraffic control flagers need the following skills in order to be successful:Communication: Flagger skills in communication can help you interact with other workers and the public. You can use your communication skills to relay messages to other workers and supervisors, as well as to inform the public about construction-related information. For example, you might use your communication skills to inform drivers about road closures, detours or other important information.Attention to detail: Flagging requires precise attention to detail. You must be able to follow specific procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of the people and vehicles around you. You also need to be able to identify potential hazards and take action to prevent accidents.Patience: Patience is a necessary skill for traffic control flaggers, as they often work long shifts and may encounter unexpected delays. Flagger duties may include directing traffic for construction projects, directing emergency vehicles and managing traffic at large events. They may also be required to work outdoors in all types of weather, so patience is necessary to handle the challenges of working outdoors.

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