Putting on a large public event takes a great deal of time and patience, particularly when it comes to traffic management. From vehicle movement to pedestrian safety, there is a lot to consider. Being thorough during your event traffic management planning is essential for the safety of all stakeholders and for the overall success of your event:
Here is our guide to ensuring that you are prepared for your public event.
Do you need traffic management?
If you are holding a public event, you will probably need some form of traffic management. Your event’s size and location will determine what level of traffic management you require. Smaller events may only require traffic management during the live event, whilst larger events may involve traffic management for a number of days before, during and after your event.
Who do you need to notify?
When putting on a public event, it is important that you notify the relevant stakeholders and gain the necessary approvals. This may include your local council, the police, Public Transport Authority and the relevant government authorities. For example, Main Roads WA. In terms of approval, larger events that impact busy roads or large areas will need to go through government authorities, whilst smaller events may only need to go through your local council.
Do you know your timeframe?
Gaining approval for your event will take time. Before you finalise your event plans, make sure you have taken these timeframes into account. Moreover, you will need to ensure that your traffic management company is available for these event dates and have the resources that you need available. Depending on the impact that your event has on traffic, it may take longer for approval. Small community events with minimal impact may only take 14 business day, whilst large events with significant road closures may take a lot longer.
How will you communicate traffic management?
Once you have your traffic management plan in place, it is important that you effectively communicate this plan to the relevant parties. Make sure your attendees are aware of how they can enter and exit the event, the parking available and if any roads will be closed. It is also crucial for your staff and vendors to be aware of the traffic management in place. Ensure that they are able to enter and exit and those that require parking, or need access during your Bump In and Bump Out have been thought about.
Ensure your traffic management team is qualified
The last thing you want is you event to be ruined by traffic management staff that do not have the adequate training. WARP Traffic Management ensure that all Traffic Control Officers are MRWA accredited and extensively trained by WARP Training, with a substantial number holding Advanced Worksite Management tickets. WARP Traffic Management are leaders in the traffic management industry. We can provide cohesive and professional traffic management for your event. For more information on how we can assist, contact us today.