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Traffic Management - Roadside Worksites

Safe Worker and Traffic Campaign

WorkSafe Victoria and VicRoads have begun working on a three-year 'Safe Worker and Traffic' (SWAT) campaign, starting July 2016, to improve safety for workers and the public when construction work, pedestrians and road traffic interact.

The aim of the SWAT campaign is to educate the construction industry on the need to ensure their traffic management arrangements meet both road safety and workplace safety requirements.

WorkSafe inspectors will be visiting construction sites to ensure risks arising from the interaction of construction work and traffic are adequately controlled.

For information about employer obligations and risk control measures, visit the WorkSafe Knowledge Centre.

Technical traffic management information is available on the VicRoads website and from Standards Australia:

VicRoads

Standards Australia
AS 1742.3 Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Traffic Control for Works on Roads
AS 3845.1 Road Safety Barrier Systems and Devices – Road Safety Barrier Systems

Note: Standards Australia currently have a working group updating Australian Standard AS1742.3; along with AS update Austroads are working with State Road Authorities and industry to produce a new document that will contain expanded information and guidelines on worksite traffic management. It is anticipated that both documents will be completed and published by June 2017.