Training

California – Work Zone Flagger Training Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of work zone flagging as outlined in the Cal/OSHA, Construction Safety Orders: 1599(f) and 1599(g). This 7 hour training course is designed to provide hands-on instruction as well as instruct the student on the basic fundamentals of traffic control work zone flagging, in accordance with the current California Manual of Traffic Controls (MTC).

The Caltrans “Flagging Instruction Handbook” states, “All flaggers shall know the fundamentals of flagging before being assigned as a flagger.”

This course will enable the student to apply practical concepts and provide the student with the practical knowledge needed to satisfy Cal/OSHA’s requirements. Students are required to complete a written examination and will receive a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THIS COURSE

1. Introduction
2. Manuals and Standards
3. Fundamental Principals of Temporary Traffic Control
4. Characteristics of a Flagger
5. High-visibility Clothing
6. Flagger Equipment
7. Work Zone Layout and Flagger Station
8. Hand-Signaling Procedures
9. Method of One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control
10. A Demonstration of Proper Flagger Methodology
11. Emergency Situations
12. Methods of Dealing with Hostile Drivers
13. Video – Fundamentals of Flagging
14. Course Quiz and Certificates of Training

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTION

Gordon Wang, P.E.
Transportation Engineer; Former Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Expert, Caltrans

  • Registered professional engineer with more than 20 years of experience
  • Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) and Flagging instructor at UC Berkeley Tech Transfer Program
  • Technical member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Expert on TTC for California State DOT (Caltrans)
  • In charge of the Standard Plans and Specifications for TTC Systems
  • Initiated and completed action items in the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)
  • Provides statements and depositions as the most knowledgeable person from Caltrans in legal cases involving work zone traffic incidents.
  • Provided training at MSA, Traffic Control Supervisors Association (TCSA), and American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) State & National Conferences (ATSSA EXPO, etc.).

Mike Lopez
California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)

  • Engineering Technician, Traffic Operations, Caltrans Dist 07, Los Angeles
  • Engineering Technician, Assistant Resident Engineer (Major Freeways)
  • Transportation Engineer Principal Assistant Resident Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer, Dist 07 Traffic Management Team
  • Transportation Engineer, Construction Traffic Advisor and Safety Advisor
  • Assisted in developing training modules provided statewide to Caltrans Field Engineers
  • Annually developed and delivered training modules focusing on work zone safety for Caltrans District 07 Division of Construction Field staff
  • Completed 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health training
  • Completed 30-hour OSHA Construction Safety & Health training
  • Completed Flagger Training required by Cal OSHA Section 1599
  • Completed Cal OSHA training for Roadway Construction

PROGRAM LENGTH
Approx. 5 Hours

TUITION
$150 per student (F.B.A. Member)
$200 per student (Non-Member)
Includes Certification

CALL (916) 660-0746 FOR CLASS INFORMATION

This course has been reviewed and endorsed by the Flasher Barricade Association.