When closing a lane to traffic is necessary, a rigorous traffic control setup may be required.
Our Lane Closure Trucks equipped with a Flashing Arrow Bard (FAB) can be deployed to increase visibility of workers on the roadway. Our Lane Closure Trucks are equipped with signs and traffic control equipment when the customer does not have this equipment.
Our drivers are certified TCP’s and can set up the necessary traffic control equipment and layout based on the traffic control requirements.
Traffic Control Personnel (TCP) are required to direct traffic when any part of the roadway is occupied by workers or equipment. TCP’s are a vital component to any work related activity where workers or the public are exposed to moving traffic. TCP’s are required for projects relating to:
– Road work
– Work performed above or below ground
– Special events such as movie shoots or sports events.
Our TCP’s are highly trained, adhere to WorkSafe BC regulations and are supported by a 24x7x365 dispatcher. All our on-site staff are subject to regular inspections by supervisors who monitor health and safety.
At the start of a project, we can provide contractors with a Traffic Management Plan based on their specific needs. These plans provide the basis from which we can apply for the required permits to work on streets and highways in BC.
We can provide the following services to contractors:
– Permit application from traffic authorities, such as cities, municipalities and the MoTI
– Traffic Management Plans for Categories 1-5
Each municipality has its own requirements and permits application which must be submitted correctly with a traffic plan. Class 1 plans are simple, one-page drawings and Class 5 plans are 70+ pages and require the seal of a professional engineer.
To learn more about how we can help you apply for permits and plans, as well as fulfill your other traffic control needs, please call (604) 388-5030.
United traffic has experienced personnel who focus on planning and managing traffic control projects related to special events. These projects have a tendency to be out of the ordinary and completely unique from day to day activity. Organizing these types of events can take a significant amount of time and planning to ensure they are coordinated efficiently.
Please call (604) 388-5030 to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
Safety is a two-way street. In road construction zones, employers need a sound traffic control plan and drivers need to proceed cautiously and obey directions.
The BCCSA is the WorkSafeBC approved certifier of all high-risk traffic control persons in BC.
The BCCSA’s comprehensive, two-day standardized course for Traffic Control Persons (TCPs) consists of classroom and practical training and is the only program of its kind accepted by WorkSafeBC under Section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for high-risk traffic control. This two-day training session has been designed to qualify those who work as high-risk TCPs throughout the province of BC. Upon successful completion, TCPs are provided with a three-year record of completion.
While there are certain restrictions on those who may work as Traffic Control Persons, there are no prerequisites for the TCP course.
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%. Records of completion are provided by the BCCSA and are valid for three years.
Participants who successfully complete the training will understand the following:
– Roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers and supervisors
– Regulations and standards, including those set out by the Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC and the Motor Vehicle Act
– Traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment
– Setting up, maintaining and removing work zones
– Working around equipment
– Basic and advanced traffic control skills
Traffic control doesn’t always require dispatching traffic control personal. Our customers can utilize our inventory of traffic management supplies to help them meet all of their job site’s requirements.
A list of available equipment includes:
– Traffic barriers
– Road & Traffic Signage