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Operate Truck Mounted Attenuator (OTMA)

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This two (2) day course provides students with the theory and practical skills required to safely and efficiently operate a truck-mounted attenuator (TMA). Truck-mounted attenuator operators play an important role in operating TMAs in ensuring all other members of the work crews are adequately protected from out of control errant vehicles in or around a work zone, a trafficable lane, or road verge area. TMAs are designed to safely absorb the kinetic energy of an errant vehicle should it impact it. Drivers must have the knowledge and understanding for work crew safety including the correct location, providing suitable shunt-forward distances, adequate warning systems for work crew and travelling public if possible.

Learning Outcomes

Positioning and operating TMAs

Responsibilities of TMA Drivers and working effectively with others on-site

Safe, efficient operation of the TMA and implementing traffic guidance schemes

Pre-operational inspection checks of TMA including fault finding and reporting

Entering and exiting traffic with a TMA and working with other vehicles and TMAs onsite

Static and mobile worksite operations including emergency planning preparedness

Communications protocol, two-way radio communications and operating VMS and arrow board devices on the TMA

Competencies

Upon successful completion, all participants will be issued by AusQ Training RTO 52361 with the following nationally recognised Statement of Attainments:

RIIRTM301E Operate truck or trailer mounted attenuators

AusQ Training is a Main Roads WA approved training provider, therefore, upon successful completion and meeting all the required Main Roads WA pre requisites, participants will also receive a digital Main Roads WA Operate a Truck or Trailer Mounted Attenuator (OTMA) accreditation valid for 3 years.

Course Duration

Days Time
2 days 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes prior course times)

Pre Entry Requirements

Participants are required to:

Hold a Statement of Attainment in RIICOM201E Communicate in the workplace or equivalent

Provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Have good English literacy and reading skills as training will involve reading work instructions, writing safety documentation and interpreting traffic guidance schemes

Have good level of physical fitness/health as training will involve lifting/moving signs and devices (approximately 6-8kgs each), setting up/packing down sites and getting in/out heavy vehicles frequently.

Note: When operating Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs),  it is a mandatory requirement to use a fitted four-point safety harness at all times. During training and assessment, students will be required to harness themselves into a four-point safety harness that measures approximately 630mm in length, that straps across the candidate’s waist and chest areas. If students are close to this measurement, please contact us to arrange a safety harness suitability assessment, prior to undertaking training.

In order to meet Main Roads WA requirements, participants MUST:

Hold a current and valid Heavy Rigid (HR) driver’s licence or higher, to operate the TMA

Hold evidence of being issued a valid Construction Induction Training Card also referred to as (Blue/White) Card

To determine if your card is valid please click here

Hold a current Main Roads WA Basic Worksite Traffic Management (BWTM) accreditation

Have documentary evidence of at least 80 hours experience driving a heavy vehicle in the last 6 months

Provide details of a minimum of 3 occasions operating heavy vehicles with the name of supervisor and details to be verified

Have documentary evidence of at least 50 hours experience traffic management in the last 6 months including:

Completed and signed SWMS used on a worksite by the applicant

Minimum 1 of the following: risk assessment participation or pre-start documentation

Daily Diary signed by the participant

Provide details of a minimum of 3 worksites with name of supervisor and details of contact number to be verified

The above-listed requirements and evidence must be supplied with your enrolment and no later than ten (10) working days prior to the training course commencement date. This is required to allow finalisation of your enrolment, confirmation and issuing of a Main Roads WA accreditation at the successful completion of the course.

To wear appropriate work attire, including:

steel capped boots

hi-visibility clothing

gloves

hat/sun protection

wet weather gear (where required)

This PPE is essential due to practical training and assessment completed during this course.

Costs

Metropolitan Rate $996 per person

Construction Training Fund (CTF) SubsidyMetropolitan Rate $496 – You pay $500 per personNote: This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.

The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.

Upcoming Training Dates

Group Bookings

Whether you need traffic management training for 1 to 500 people, basic to advanced training, delivered anywhere in Western Australia – we’ve got the capabilities to assist. If you would like us to travel to your workplace and provide training for a group of people, please take 2 minutes to complete our request form below.

By completing our request form, we will obtain details relating to your training requirements so we can better understand your needs. Once your response has been received we will prepare a formal quote and current availability options for your consideration.

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Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

I choose AusQ Training for the assistance with providing a refresher course for my AWTM. They were able to offer flexibility of service. I would recommend others to AusQ Training within the construction industry seeking Traffic Management training services.

Robbie Cribbin
Project Manager - Downer

We reached out to AusQ Training as it is a contract requirement for our operators to obtain this license to perform works within 3m of a road. AusQ were able to offer the training the soonest. We now have the ability to expand the number of staff we can resource to serve our contract. I would recommend AusQ to others as it is fast access to training that meets requirements.

John Markby
Operations Manager - Phillip Best Plumbing

I would love to just let you know that my trainer was incredibly amazing and I would highly recommend them to everyone! The trainer was very professional throughout the whole training course and made the situation so interesting! Honestly could not rate them enough. They were just absolutely amazing and so approachable! It made doing this course very very fun and makes me want to do another course just to have them as a trainer again!!

Tyler Bond
Student - Private

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