Construction, maintenance and utility work zones are dangerous places. Every year, many workers are injured or even killed by drivers. To keep crews safe, the National Safety Council has developed skill building training programs for flaggers and other people working in harm’s way. The programs train staff on the safest ways to move traffic through and around work areas. They also include tactics for minimizing driver confusion.


Temporary Traffic Control Design & Supervision (2 Days)

Temporary Traffic Control Refresher Course (6 Hours) (Required Every 5 Years)

Temporary Traffic Control in Highway Work Zones - Design and Supervision prepares work zone supervisors to interpret, adapt, and implement Traffic Control Plans. Curriculum focuses on specific job responsibilities and covers information in parts I, V, and VI of the Federal Highway Administration's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

  • Content You Can Trust. Temporary Traffic Control is based on the most current federal regulations, and reviewed by the leading industry experts. 
  • Based on real-world situations. Experienced instructors lead students through problem-solving exercises, using the MUTCD and state guidelines.
  • And it's easy to get started! There are no expensive, time-consuming prerequisite courses required.

Temporary Traffic Control is for workers responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining traffic control devices in or near vehicle right-of-way
  • Keeping workers safe while in or near vehicle right-of-way
  • Installing signs and warning devices
  • Controlling traffic flow in construction, maintenance, or utility work zones

Anyone with at least one year of documented experience in work zone traffic control can attend. It's also useful for project engineers who want to understand requirements imposed on site supervisors and outside contractors. 


Flagger Instructor Training (7 Hour)

In the Flagger Training Instructor Course, you'll learn to teach work zone crews standard flagging procedures and how to provide safe passage in and around work areas. Get certified to deliver the Flagger Training Course to your work zone crews. No prerequisites required.

Who should attend? Individuals with safety and health responsibilities in highway and street construction; bridge, tunnel, water or sewer construction; concrete, utilities, or paving industries; state transportation, and county or municipal street/public works departments.

Why you should attend? Controlling traffic through work zones is one of the most important and dangerous operations in road construction and maintenance.

Upon completion of the course you will be able to apply the resources and information learned to protect your own crew and the public. Curriculum includes:

  • The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)
  • ANSI standard ISEA-107-2010
  • How to get students involved in the course
  • How to use course materials
  • Administrative responsibilities
  • Adult learning needs

Developing effective teaching skills Certification for a Flagger Instructor is contingent upon completion of the Flagger Training Instructor Course, affiliation with an organization maintaining current status as an approved Flagger Training Center and successfully teaching two supervised probationary classes. An organization may become an approved Flagger Training Center by signing a Training Center Agreement.


Flagger Novice Course (Work Zone Flagger) (4 Hour)

Controlling traffic through work areas is one of the most important, and dangerous, operations in construction maintenance. The National Safety Council's Flagger Training Course is a comprehensive skill-building session that meets federal industry guidelines: the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) guidelines and the ANSI standard ISEA-107-1999. The Office of Highway Safety, the Federal Highway Administration, and several state Departments of Transportation have reviewed this program.

The primary objectives of the course are to: 

  • Train flaggers to provide safe passage of traffic through and around work areas
  • Minimize confusion by bringing standard flagging procedures to our nation's highways
  • Train and certify your crew in safe flagging techniques in just four hours

Who should attend? This course is a must for novice construction work zone flaggers in both one and two-person flagging operations. Experienced flaggers can attend this course as a refresher. All attendees receive a certificate of course completion.