Did you know it is a requirement to use the Main Roads WA TMP templates for worksite and event TMP designs?
Refer to the below details taken from the Main Roads WA Code of Practice Works on Road Section 5.2.1 (page 17);
The CoP indicates shall, therefore, “indicates that a statement is mandatory”.
This change came into effect from March 2018 and the main reason behind it was to introduce a consistent approach across the industry. TMPs were often lacking the required information and in a varying order/flow within the TMP document, often making it difficult to locate the required details.
Having standardised templates allows those reviewing or implementing a TMP to;
- easily use the document knowing where they can locate the required information each time (as opposed to flicking through varying design templates)
- ensure the required details needed within the TMP design are not missed and quality designs are being produced
To access both current and draft TMP template documents for worksites and events click here.
For any new TMPs being designed, it must be done so using the Main Roads WA TMP templates. The new TMP template will replace the existing template from 1 July 2019.
For any existing Generic TMPs in current use, it is expected that when the next annual review occurs, the TMP document would be amended and aligned to the current required template.
If TMPs are not being designed using the required MRWA templates, the designer and employer/organisation is not meeting the requirements of the CoP – therefore non-compliant. In the event there was a serious accident, injury or fatality this would be identified in the investigation and potential ramifications could occur. A TMP is such an important document so getting this first step correct is really important. Ensure you check your TMP designs and have the correct documents in use for your current or next project!
To download and view the latest Main Roads WA Code of Practice Works on Road click here.