Earlier this month Main Roads WA made a new announcement regarding the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM). The AGTTM implementation in WA, that was set for 1 August 2020, has now been postponed.
About Austroads Guide for Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM)
Austroads has released a new 10-Part Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) to improve the safety and efficiency of temporary traffic management on road worksites across Australia and New Zealand. The new guide was officially launched on 11 December 2019 (watch the live stream click here) and is now available to download.
It is estimated that around 250,000 people and more than 800 companies provide temporary traffic management services in Australia alone.
Austroads’ Chief Executive, Nick Koukoulas, says the Guide is the culmination of a four-year collaborative project. The project included Austroads, Australasian transport agencies and industry that aims to improve the both the safety of people working on our roads and all road users.
The Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) is now freely available on the Austroads website click here.
3 Things You Need To Know
Following Main Roads WA announcement earlier this month, we have summarised 3 things you need to know;
1. Implementation Date Changed
Main Roads WA initially had set the AGTTM implementation date here in WA as 1 August 2020. However due to the COVID19 situation, it has now been changed and postponed to February 2021. This change will assist industry to be able to focus on the current COVID19 situation and getting through the challenging few months ahead.
2. Start Incorporating AGTTM Now
Practitioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with AGTTM and incorporate components now (as soon as practical). The AGTTM will be fully adopted in WA by February 2021. Following this date, a cut down version of the Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice will remain as a supplement to the AGTTM.
Following February 2021 practitioners, designers, implementers, traffic controllers, RTMs, training providers, etc. shall use and refer to AGTTM for all temporary traffic management activities (unless exceptions are referred to in the new edition of the Code of Practice expected prior to February 2021.)
We also recommend to start reviewing any existing Traffic Management Plans (TMPs) particularly Generics and check when their next review date is due. Ensure reviews are scheduled to take place prior to February 2021.
3. Reading & Learning Starts Today
Have you read the new AGTTM? It has already been 4 months since its release and before you know it, the new implementation date of February 2021 will be upon us! We recommend starting to read and learn from today to ensure you remain ahead (and avoid leaving it to the last minute!).
There are 10 parts and total of 584 pages for reading! Yes, that is a lot of reading! We recommend breaking that down into bite size actionable steps and start today!
How Can I Learn More?
AusQ Training will be hosting a free educational webinar on Wednesday 29 May 2020 presenting “Austroads Guides 3 & 4 – Static Worksites & Mobile”. In this 30-minute FREE webinar, we will unpack the key changes, give you confidence understanding these changes and what you need to do. This is a must attend session for anyone working in the traffic management industry.
For more upcoming free webinar events click here.