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Traffic control worksite audit

Using a traffic control worksite audit, you will be able to manage the flow of traffic during construction so that your employees and other on the road are protected from harm. By using traffic contro devices, traffc light controllers, and other traffic management tools, you will improve the efficiency and safety of your operations.

A traffic management plan needs to consider everything from the length of the project to the typical traffic on affected roads when determining what signage, barriers, or speed limits to set during the work day. You’ll also need a plan for any emergency situations.

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Guidance Notes
Report to the Site Office or most senior person and attend site induction or be escorted.
Desk-top "Audit". Review paperwork and discuss site conditions to complete Column 1 . Check items against the Traffic Control Plan (TCP) and associated documents.
Site Inspection. Conduct site verification inspection, discuss issues with random site workers/operators to complete Column 2 - what you see on site.
Complete your report insite, where possible.
If you able to make a copy of the report onsite, leave a copy with the supervisors.
Forward an additional copy to engineers, project managers or worksite safety representatives.
For contractor sites, forward and electronic copy to Manager Contractor Safety.
Section 1. TCP
1.1 Does the Work Require a:- TMP? TCP? VMP? PMP?
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1.2 Are all Required Plans Approved?
By Whom?
1.3 Is the Approved TCP Onsite?
1.4 Have Signs & Devices been Set Out as in the Approved TCP?
1.5 If Modifications have been made? Are they Approved & Marked on the TCP?
Photo Modifications Approvals
1.6 Has a TCWS Appendix D Risk Assessment (RA) been done and Attached to the TCP?
Photo RA
1.7 Does the (RA) Cover the Risks Associated with rhe Work Sure?
1.8 Does the (RA) Cover Current Risks? Including OUT OF WORKING HOURS
1.9 Is the TCP Relevant for the Works in Progress?
1.10 Has a Road Occupancy Licence been Issued and is it being Complied with?
Road Occupancy Approval Number
1.11 Are the Requirements Implemented for Safe Clearances to Workers/Pedestrians & Traffic Approach Speeds?
1.12 Other
Comments Item 1
Section 2. Roadwork Speed Zones (RSZ)
2.1 Has a RSZ been Authorised?
RSZ Approval Number & Details
2.2 Is a Copy of the RSZ Approval Held Onsite?
2.2a Has the RSZ Form been Sent to Local Police?
2.3 Are Records being Kept of ALL TIMES the RSZ Installation & Removal?
Provide Details
2.4 Where a RSZ is in Place, is the Limit Appropriate for the Works being Undertaken?
2.5 Is the Speed Limit/s Operating within the Approved Times?
2.6 Are Advanced Speed Warning Signs used Appropriately?
2.7 Are Speed Signs duplicated at the start of the Speed Zone?
2.8 Are Speed Signs the Correct Size?
2.9 Are all signs installed at the Correct Spacing?
2.10 Are all signs installed at the Correct Height?
2.11 Have conflicting Speed Zone Signs & Pavement markings been Covered or Removed? T
2.12 Are Repeater Signs installed if required?
2.13 Are " Enforced " Signs required & Installed?
2.14 At the end of the worksite, has the pre-existing Speed Limit been Reinstated?
2.15 Are signs covered adequately when not in use?
2.16 Other
Section 2 Comments
Section 3. Record Keeping
3.0 Is a RSZ is Operation?
3.1 Are Records being Kept for roadwork Speed Zones?
3.2 Are Records kept as required in Appendix E?
3.2.1 By the works supervisor?
3.2.2 By the Team Leader?
3.3 RA is available on site and kept with TCP?
3.4 Where Prepare To Stop are used, is the form Record of Approval & Use completed and retained?
3.5 Other
Section 3 comments
Section 4. Traffic Controllers TCs
4.1 Are Traffic Controllers (TCs) being used?
4.2 Are the Correct Number of TCs being Used?
4.3 Have TC Certificate been sighted and the No's Recorded?
4.4 Is TCs High Visibility Clothing in Accordance with Standards & Site Specific Requirements?
4.5 Are all TCs displaying the Relevant Autority's Logo Displayed Including "Authorised Traffic Controller"? T
4.6 Is the Traffic Speed Restricted to max of 60 km/h?
4.7 Is the sight distance to Approaching Traffic 1.5D ( 1 1/2 Determination ) or Greater ?
4.8 Do TCs have a clear escape route?
4.9 Has Provisions been made to Prevent End of Queue Accidents?
4.10 Are TCs able to Communicate with Each Other (Line of Sight, Two Way Radios, Additional TCs)?
4.11 Are the PREPARE TO STOP (T1-18) and Traff Controller Ahead (T1-34, T1-200-2/3) signs Correctly Displayed?
4.12 Are the Above Signs Covered or Removed when not Required?
4.13 Are they Controlling Traffic in Accordance with Permit/Plan/Stansards/WH&S & Instructions to Traffic Controllers?
4.14 If TCs are being Used at Night, Are they in Correct Night Clothing? Do they have Correct Lighting? Do they have Correct Communication? Are they Using Wands?
4.15 Other
Section 4 Comments
Section 5. Portable Traffic Signals (PTS)
5.1 Are PTS (Potable Traffic Signals) being used?
5.2 Are the PTS formally Approved for Use? Are they with TCP/Permit?
5.3 Are the PTS being used marked as Complying with RTA Specifications PTS/3?
5.4 Are the PTS Correctly Registered?
5.5 Is the Approach Speed of Traffic Reduced to 60km/h or Less?
5.6 Is the Minimum Sight Distance of 150 Metres Provided?
5.7 Are the PTS been correctly sighted and established ?
5.8 Has a Holding Line Been Marked on the Roadway?
5.9 Are Procedures in Place to Review the End of Queue when PTS are Operating?
5.10 Have ALL Signs associated with PTS been erected Correctly?
5.11 Other
Section 5 Comments
Section 6. Flashing Arrow Signs (FAS)
6.1 Is a FAS being Used?
6.2 Is the FAS marked as Complying with RTA Specifications FAS/4 or FA2/5?
6.3 Is it Located Correctly? TCWS Section 11.4.4
6.4 Is it the Correct Sized Sign? TCWS Section 3.2.10 - 11.4.1
6.5 Is the Correct Mode of Operation being Used? TCWS Section Table 11.1
6.6 If Lane Status Signs ( T2-6 Series ) are being used in conjunction with FAS? Is the Message to Motorists the Same?
6.7 Other
Section 6 Comments
Section 7. Variable Message Signs (VMS)
7.1 Is a Variable Message Sign being Used? Is it Specified in the TCWS?
7.2 Is the Messages related to the Works Specified?
7.3 Are there less the Four (4) Words per Screen & No more the two (2) Screens on Display?
7.4 Is the Sign/Signs Located in a Safe Position?
7.5 Is the VMS fitted with Blue or Red Lights? If so, have they been switched OFF (Black/Orange ONLY)
7.6 Other
Section 7 Comments
Section 8. Safety Barriers
8.1 Are Safety Barriers Installed Correctly?
8.2 Have the Correct Barriers been Installed?
8.3 Where Barrier Section are used as Safety Barriers, are they in Compliance with A S3845?
8.4 Where NON RIGID Barrier Systems are use as Safety Barriers, is work behind Barrier prohibited from Deflection Zone?
8.5 Are Water Filled Safety Safety Barriers Full of Water? Do they have Plans to keep them full?
8.6 Is the Safety Barriers Erected as Designed (Incorporating End Protection Caps)?
8.7 Has the Approach Speed of Traffic been Reduced to Barriers Design Rating?
8.8 Other
Section 8 Comments
Section 9. Signs and Devices
9.1 Are ALL Signs & Device's in Good Condition?
9.2 Are the Signs Clearly Visible and Not Affected by other Signs, Plant Items, Vegetation, Shade, Light Glare ect?
9.3 Are Sign Faces in Compliance with AS1742.3 MUTCD, & are Class 1 Retro reflective Material?
9.4 Are Correct Sign Sizes being Used?
9.5 Are Signs Duplicated, where Required?
9.6 Are Signs Erected at the Correct Height and Position?
9.7 Are the Signs Erected to Give the Correct Sight Distance?
9.8 Are Signs Displayed on Frangible (able to be broken into fragments, Brittle or Fragile) Mounts?
9.9 Are Barrier Boards Sight at Right Angles to the Flow of Traffic?
9.10 Are there Any Contradictory or Superfluous Signs, Devices or Road Markings?
9.11 Have the Needs for Pedestrians been Provided for?
9.12 Have the Needs of Cyclists been Provided for?
9.13 Are all Property Accesses within Site Work Area Controlled?
9.14 Are all Cones and Bollards installed at the Correct Spacing?
9.15 Are the Correct Sized Cones and Bollards being Used?
9.16 Where Tapers are Used, Have they been Identified as Lateral Shift or Merge Tapers and are they the Correct Length?
9.17 Where there area Three (3) Lanes of Traffic or More in One Direction and Two (2) lanes are Closed, are the Separate Merge Tapers of Correct Length?
9.18 Are the two (2) Tapers Separated by at Least 1.5 Determination?
9.19 Where Work is Beyond a Crest or Curve, has the Tapers be set up to account for the Crest or Curve?
9.20 Where Temporary Pavement Markings and Markers are used, Do they Comply witb the Requirements of TCWS Manual?
9.21 Other
Section 9 Comments
Section 10. End of Queue
10.1 Has the Potential for End of Queue accidents been Considered and Appropriate Action Been Taken?
10.2 Has an Assessment of Expected Queue Lengths been Undertaken/Documented?
10.3 Has Protection been Provided where the End of Queue is Likely to be within Determination of the FIRST PTS sign?
10.4 Is a Sight Distance between approaching and the end of Queue, being Maintained at Greater than 2 x Determination (Open Road Areas) and 1.5 x Determination (Built Up Area)?
10.5 Where the First PTS sign is More than 4 x Determination from the Control Point, are Repeater Signs Placed at Intervals not more than 4 x Determination?
10.6 Is the Traffic Queue Monitored at all time during the Worksite Working Hours?
10.7 Other
Section 10 Comments
Section 11. Workers on Foot Near Plant
11.1 Have Workers Working within Three (3) Metres of Plant been trained/briefed/tool boxed in Requirements of TCWS and RTA TIP Sheet?
11.2 Where Workers are Working close to to Revolving Plant, are Satisfactory Risk Control Methods in Place?
11.3 Has a VMP been Developed where the Conditions Listed in TCWS Occur onsite?
11.4 Are Spotters being Used Near Reversing Plant or Delivery Vehicle's?
11.5 Other
Section 11 Comments
Section 12.1 Works Traffic VMP
12.1 Have Acceleration and Deceleration Lanes been Provided?
12.2 Are U Turns being Undertaken Safely?
12.3 Are Reversing Movements being Undertaken Safely?
12.4 Are signs Provided for Stockpiles/Vehicle Waiting Zones ect?
12.5 Are median Crossovers being Used Correctly?
12.6 Has a VMP been Approved and Provided? If 100km/h Zone is the Written?
12.7 Does th Person Authorising the VMP have Traffic Control Qualifications?
12.8 Have Access and Egress to site been Safely Provided?
12.9 Are Delivery Vehicle's Required to Report to a Designated Location/Person? Is it Happening onsite?
12.10 Other
Section 12 Comments
Section 13. Miscellaneous
13.1 For Intermittent Work are ALL Requirements met?
13.2 Where a Spotter is used, are ALL Requirements being met?
13.3 For Mobile Works are ALL Requirements being met?
13.4 If the works is Conducted at Night are ALL Requirements being met?
13.5 Where Travelling Plant or Vehicle's travel Slower than 20km/h below the Normal Road Speed Limit, do they Comply with the Requirements of TCWS?
13.6 Other
Section 13 Comments
Additional Comments
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