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Protecting Those Who Look After Us

The State Government has recently introduced the SLOMO law; a rule intended to improve the road safety of people attending roadside emergencies in Western Australia. Aligning with the values of WARP Group – Perth’s premier team of traffic control and management professionals – the SLOMO rule enhances safety during accidents or hazards. What Does SLOMO … Read more

Traffic Management for Works on Roads – Code of Practice March 2018

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Safe and Effective Works and Event Traffic Management in Perth

When it comes to event traffic management and traffic control, safety and effectiveness are our top two priorities. As Perth’s trusted traffic management professionals, WARP Group provides an extensive range of high-quality traffic control courses and services centred on maintaining the strict safety standards set out in the MRWA’s Code of Practice.

Safer Roads Are Our Priority

As Australia’s largest state, Western Australia has over 170,000km of roads. With roads regularly requiring work and maintenance, effective traffic management is essential to maintain safety standards and worksite productivity. At WARP Group, we adhere to the MRWA’s Code of Practice – in line with state legislation and national standards – to promote safe and effective practices on roads.

The Code of Practice has been carefully formulated to protect all road users, including drivers, pedestrians, workers and traffic management teams. We encourage all traffic management workers to read through the MRWA’s Code of Practice and familiarise themselves with concepts, procedures and recommendations.

By following the MRWA’s Code of Practice, we can work together to maintain safer worksites and roads for all stakeholders. Find out more about the Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice – March 2018. Download it here.

What’s the Purpose of the Code of Practice?

The Code of Practice is centred on enhancing safety and productivity by providing a number of useful and practical standards and recommendations, helping to:

  • Maintain the safety of all road users and workers
  • Establish clear procedures and systems for traffic management
  • Minimise disruptions and inconvenience
  • Enhance productivity and results

Traffic Management for Events Code of Practice

The Western Australian government sets out the Traffic Management for Events Code of Practice. Designed to complement the Traffic Management for Works on Roads Code of Practice, it provides greater detail of traffic management issues common during events.

Read through the Traffic Management for Events Code of Practice here.

Approval Required to Work Within Road Reserves

Before beginning works in road reserves, approval needs to be obtained from the agency responsible for the care, control and management of relevant roads. You also need to seek authorisation from all other relevant authorities before the commencement of work. This might include agreeing to variations to the application of the Code of Practice or Australian standards as well as development, heritage, environmental, cultural and other clearances. Emergency services, police, public transport authorities and other relevant stakeholders may also need to be notified.

All approvals to conduct works on roads issues by the MRWA, Local Governments or other authorities should be noted on the Traffic Management Plan. Mandatory traffic management conditions are also to be included within approval.

Find out more about approvals required to work within road reserves here.

Become an Accredited Traffic Management Officer

Traffic Controllers have a unique skill set and comprehensive knowledge of practices, systems and procedures. At WARP Group, we provide MRWA approved traffic management and control courses through Warp Training Australia (WTA).

Our courses are consistently evolving to meet the needs of the industry. With strategic relationships with a number of industry bodies and associations, we’re able to provide quality training and assessments that ensure best-practice methodologies.

If you’re interested in a job in the traffic management industry or are looking to start a new career, learn more about WTA’s courses. 

WTA provide Traffic Control Training and Traffic Management Training in Perth, Western Australia.

Perth’s Traffic Management and Traffic Control Professionals

At WARP Group, we’re committed to making Perth and WA’s roads safer. Find out more about how we uphold the MRWA’s Code of Practice and learn more about our innovative training courses. Contact the traffic management professionals at WARP Group on (08) 9493 8700.

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Ensuring a Smooth Event with Quality Traffic Management

For any large event or construction project to run smoothly, traffic flow management is absolutely essential and should never be taken lightly. Effective traffic management is the correct combination of signs, human resources and adequate planning, which WARP Group has perfected through experience over the years.

We’ve outlined the importance of each of the components of traffic management below.

 

Traffic control signs

Signs play an important role in directing traffic and allowing motorists to quickly realise what it is they need to do. The benefits of signs are that they are easily recognisable, as drivers are used to seeing them on the roads each day and they are usually respected and followed.

The range of different signs that WARP Group uses allow motorists to have a complete understanding of what they need to do in different situations. This is crucial in the effective management of any event, roadworks and maintenance.

 

Qualified traffic controllers

While signs play a key role in alerting motorists what they need to do, qualified traffic controllers go a step further by directing traffic and controlling any problems that may arise. Drivers often respond immediately to any directions given by traffic controllers, who are also there to communicate, should the driver have any questions or concerns.

At WARP Group, our qualified traffic controllers know how to manage a variety of situations to the absolute best of their ability. Our experience and training give them the ability to make decisions when required. We understand the challenges of traffic management and are solutions driven to provide the best possible service.

 

Adequate planning

All events and construction projects are unique, which is why a crucial component of traffic flow management is thorough planning. By working alongside our clients, we are in a position to pre-empt any problems, ensuring events run smoothly and most importantly safely.

Here at WARP Group, we pride ourselves on the efficient planning we undertake in order to satisfy each of our unique clients. We work closely with our clients to completely understand their needs and why traffic management is important for their particular event or project. In other words, the client helps us to strategically identify solutions.

During procedures, traffic can be an absolute nightmare and is, at times, detrimental to the project, as a whole. However, by utilising professional traffic management services, these events will run smoothly, giving organisers, motorists and everyone involved, peace of mind.

At WARP Group, the client comes first and our expert team goes above and beyond to ensure we deliver traffic management services that satisfy all parties and help to achieve the best results. WARP Group believe that the client should focus on the event itself, and let us manage the traffic.