The Work Zone Flagger Training course is required for anyone who wants to work as a Certified Flagger in New York State. Flaggers are required in Work Zone Traffic Control areas to protect the workers, motorists and general public from hazards occurring due to lane closure, diversions, or work adjacent to traffic that may distract drivers and cause accidents. This course will provide a detailed overview of New York State flagging procedures and regulations.
The New York State DOT Standard Specifications (619.3L.1) states that all flaggers shall be adequately trained in flagging operations by recognized training programs, including the American Traffic Safety Services Association, the National Safety Council, unions, or construction industry associations, or by an individual who holds a current certification as a flagger training instructor from such a program. Prior to the start of flagging operations, the Contractor shall provide to the Engineer a list of certified flaggers to be used in the operation, identifying the source of flagger training for each individual. When requested by the Engineer, flaggers shall demonstrate their competency in flagging procedures. Flaggers not competent in flagging procedures shall be retrained or replaced at once. PDH STAR training complies with these requirements.
Why Should You Attend Online Flagger Training?
To work as a Flagger in New York City and New York State, you are required by law to have a Work Zone Flagger Certification. PDH STAR verifiable training and certification will allow you to prove to your employer that you have completed the training as required by the New York State. The certification is valid for 3 years and you will have to retake the course to be able to continually work as a Flagger in New York State.
Is PDH STAR Flagger Training Acceptable in Other States?
Each state has to comply with the federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as a minimum standard that applies in all states. Some states adopt the MUTCD in full, and some states (including New York State) issue supplements to adjust the regulations for specificities of that state. Most of these states have very similar rules with very minor differences. Some states have developed their own manual and this training is NOT accepted in these states: CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MA, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA & WA.
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Describe why flagger operations are required
- List characteristics of a good flagger
- Use standards, regulations and guidance as they pertain to flagger control
- List proper flagger equipment and know how to use it
- Describe TTCZ areas, their use and importance
- Know flagging signals and procedures
- Know flagger practices for typical TTCZ situations