Traffic Control Persons (TCP)

Traffic control is a cognitively demanding job that requires significant skills training. TCPs are making decisions on behalf of drivers, workers and the public and must be vigilant every second of their shift. It’s important that they’re professionally trained to meet the needs of the industries they represent.

The BCCSA is a WorkSafeBC approved training provider of high-risk traffic control persons in BC.

BCCSA’s comprehensive, two-day standardized Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) course, consists of classroom and practical training. There are no prerequisites however, participants should have a good understanding of the rules of the road (class 5 or other driver’s license is recommended).

 

Physical and Mental Requirements of a TCP

TCPs should be physically and mentally prepared to do the required work, and should exhibit these characteristics:

  • good vision
  • good hearing
  • alertness and mature judgement
  • intelligence and common sense
  • pleasant, cooperative disposition
  • sense of responsibility for the safety of workers and the public

Participation requires

  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Physically able to participate in the on-road practical
  • Steel toe boots with ankle protection

To successfully complete the course, the participant must pass both the written exam with a minimum mark of 80% and the practical evaluation with 100%. Upon successful completion, students are issued a record of completion, valid for three-years.

Course Content

  • Roles, responsibilities & regulations
  • Physical & mental requirements
  • Job Planning
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Mobile equipment
  • Communication
  • Other traffic control scenarios
  • Practical Skills

TCP Renewal

To renew, TCPs must complete the one-day TCP Recertification course. For more information visit the TCP Recertification page.

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