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Article – 24 July 2017
Yellow Box Intersections
Have you seen any yellow box intersections lately? Following success in Singapore Main Roads is trialling the yellow box design to help remind drivers to only enter an intersection when they have a clear exit. Watch the video here 


Video – 26 June  2017
Cowboy Truck Driver – Traffic Controller Near Miss
See how close this Australian road worker came to tragedy when a driver did something unexpected

Watch the full video here

Article – 23 June 2017
New Austroads Publication – Safety at Road Worksites
Working on roads and roadsides poses significant risks to workers and motorists with changed roadway conditions, disrupted traffic flow, limited working space, and movement of construction and public vehicles in close proximity to workers and worksites.

The Safety at Road Worksites strategic priority project was initiated in 2015. The Austroads Board recognised that safety at roadworks was a significant issue for road agencies and industry. It was acknowledged that improvements are required to manage the risks associated with providing the optimal level of safety for employees and contractors working in or near traffic, combined with the need to provide a safe road environment for all road users.

One of the early research tasks for the project was to understand contemporary practice in managing safety at road worksites and to recommend practical guidance from learnings that would be applicable to Australia and New Zealand. This research was conducted by the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q). The scope of this research was limited to worksite issues and best practices related to interactions with public traffic.

The main objectives of the research were to:
– understand contemporary practice in safety at road worksites and benchmark Australia and New Zealand with comparable international transport and industry sectors,
– determine learnings from contemporary best practice in managing safety at road worksites that could be applied to the Australian and New Zealand road environment, and
– recommend practical guidance for road agencies to improve the management of safety at road worksites in Australia and New Zealand.

Read the full publication here 


AusQ News
Traineeship Success - Congratulations Team Member Kate Joyce

This month we would like to congratulate one of our team members, Kate Joyce, Training Administrator on successfully completed her traineeship Certificate IV Customer Contact. Kate now having completed this nationally recognised qualification has further developed her knowledge and skills on how to be an effective first point of contact for our customers.  Contact Kate for your next training course on 1300 00 2877 or email.

New Main Roads WA Code of Practice - Traffic Management for Events - May 2017

Main Roads WA Road Safety Branch have released a new edition of the Main Roads WA Code of Practice Traffic Management for Events.  The changes included in the new edition are summarised in the 'Amendment / Revision Status Record' located at the front of the document. It is very important event organisers, qualified traffic or event controllers become familiar with these new changes for your next event.  Download Copy Here

Give Way to Emergency Vehicles

Regulation 60, Road Traffic Code 2000 requires drivers to give way and make every reasonable effort to give a clear, uninterrupted passage to emergency vehicles which are sounding an alarm or showing flashing lights. Read More

Temporary Speed Zones on Unsealed Roads

It is common practice to use temporary speed zones on unsealed roads and Australian Standard 1742.3 Traffic control for works on roads allows their use (however, this is not mandated due to the low volume of traffic and economic considerations which shall be based on a risk assessment, see section 4.5 of AS1742.3).

It is also worth noting that it is common practice to speed zone unsealed sections of roads for side tracks and when the sealed surface has been removed due to road resurfacing.

View Sample Diagrams, to show how a work site may be set up on an unsealed road.

When speed zoning unsealed roads it is important to ensure the surface condition is inspected and maintained to an acceptable standard for the speed limit implemented. The END speed limit signs shall be used when terminating the temporary speeds.

Austroads National Traffic Control at Worksite Training Framework Harmonisation - Changes 1 Jan 2017

As of 1st January 2017 Main Roads WA will be adopting the Austroads National Traffic Control at Worksites Training Framework. After this date those seeking accreditation or re-accreditation in TC, BWTM or AWTM will be required to meet these new requirements which involve two additional units of competency.  Changes include:

- The addition of RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work procedures to BWTM & TC Courses

- The addition of RIIWHS201D Work safely and follow WHS policies and work proceedures & RIIGOV401D Apply monitor and report on compliance systems to AWTM Courses