CHANGES TO PORTABLE TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (the department) is committed to improving the safety of road users and all road workers at our roadwork sites. As part of this commitment the department has worked with industry to investigate and implement options to improve safety for traffic controllers.
Portable traffic control devices (PTCD) were identified and adopted as a means of allowing traffic controllers to perform their roles at a safe distance from traffic in high risk environments. These devices include Types 1 and 2 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) and manually controlled boom barriers.
From 1 July 2018, there will be an incremental change to the requirements for the use of PTCD, to further ensure that traffic controllers using STOP/SLOW bats are rarely deployed in high risk situations.
For further details, please refer to the TMR Changes to Portable Traffic Control Devices fact sheet.