NHSS 12AB Traffic Safety & Control Officer (TSCO)

Duration: One day

Group Size: Maximum of 8

Who should attend: Anyone working on high speed (50mph>) dual carriageways and motorways as a Traffic Safety and Control Officer.

Pre-requisites: In order to be registered as a Traffic Safety and Control Officer you must: * Hold a valid NHSS12a Foreman certificate or card * Hold a valid 3 day First Aid at Work certificate in accordance with the H&S (First Aid) Regulations 1981. * Hold a minimum of a 1 day safety awareness training course award issued by IOSH, Nebosh or CITB. or please contact UTS for a full list of acceptable alternatives. * Hold a valid TSCO certificate.

Course aims: On successful completion of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they have: * a minimum satisfactory level of knowledge of the TSCO role. * a comprehensive awareness of the TSCO's responsibilities. * a detailed level of knowledge of Temporary Traffic Management standards.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to cover the following key criteria for the role of a Traffic Safety and Control Officer:

The Traffic Safety and Control Officer

  • Clients, Police, Traffic Officers, Maintaining Agents, Contractors.
  • Highways Act 1980
  • Traffic Management Act 2004
  • TSCO Roles, Responsibilities and Powers
  • TSCO Knowledge
  • TSCO record keeping


Planning and Controlling the Works

  • TTRO's and Roadspace (SRWID)
  • RCC's and VMS signs
  • Reviewing the TM Method statement
  • Assessing work site activities in relation to the TM plan
  • Communicating the plan to other parties
  • Enforcement of the TTRO
  • Recovery Operations
  • Abnormal Loads


Emergency Planning and Liaison

  • Emergency Routes
  • Dealing with incidents
  • Emergency Traffic Management
  • Organising and coordinating Rolling Blocks
  • Reports of Incidents
  • Winter Maintenance

Certification: Upon successful completion learners will be issued with a NHSS12 Traffic safety and Control Officer certificate (valid for 2 years). A full NHSS12 Traffic Safety and Control Officer will be issued upon presentation of all the required certificates detailed in the pre-requisites. (valid for 5 years)


*Price shown is event cost only. Successful completion of event will be subject to an additional registration cost.

In order to confirm a booking a deposit of £50.00 is required, this can be paid online during the booking process or by phone during normal office hours (Mon-Fri 08:00am to 5:00pm). Any payments not received within 2 working days of making the booking the allocated place(s) will be cancelled.

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