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Able Safety Consulting - Work Zone Flagger Course (Online)

Work Zone Flagger Certification

The Work Zone Flagging training course is designated towards individuals looking to become professional flaggers. The Course is designed to prepare workers involved in routine construction operations where the general public and/or workers may be exposed to potential workplace hazards caused by equipment and vehicles. This course will provide a thorough explanation of New York State flagging procedures and regulations.

In order to participate in flagging operations a flagger must identify the source of their flagger training to the engineer and if requested demonstrate their ability to perform flagging procedures correctly. Flaggers not able to perform the proper procedures correctly must be replaced or retrained.

Who Should Attend?

Construction work zone flaggers are required to obtain a Work Zone Flagger certification. The Flagging certification is valid for 4 years only.

New York State Flagger Rules and Regulations

New York State Department of Transportation Standard Specifications state that all flaggers shall be properly training in flagging operations by recognized training programs, including the American 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 starting flagger operations, the contractor shall provide the engineer with 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 removed or complete flagger training NYC DOT approved immediately.

Additional States Flagger Rules and Regulations

Most states have similar rules for the training of flaggers. Some states may only accept certifications from specific organizations or have additional requirements. Please see a list of every states rules and regulations relating to flagger training here. Please see below for a list of state’s that our flagger certification online course is NOT accepted in.

CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MD, MA, MN, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA & WA.

Flaggers Role and Responsibilities

Flaggers are used in construction operations to provide traffic control whenever potential hazards may be present. A flagger's main responsibility is to protect the safety of workers and the general public, deal with emergency vehicles and identify the correct flagging practices, procedures, equipment and clothing.



CEU Requirements

  1. 100% attendance for the Work Zone Flagger Certification Classes
  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  3. Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  4. Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  5. As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  6. Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course individuals will understand how to provide safe passage of traffic through work zones as well as minimize risk through using standard flagging procedures learned during their training. Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 

  1. Understand the importance of flagger operations 
  2. Learn the standard skillset of a professional flagger 
  3. Apply standard flagger control references
  4. Identify Proper flagger procedures, practices and signals
  5. Learn standard flagger operating procedures of various situations

What you get:

  • Work Zone Flagger Certificate Upon Completion
  • IACET CEUs .4

Course Content

Abilities of a Good Flagger
Component Parts of a Temporary Traffic Control Zone
Advance Warning Area
Transition Area
Activity Area
Termination Area
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Flagger Station/Location/Position
Where Should I Stand?
Visibility and stopping distance
Qualifications for Flaggers
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Flagger Operations
Flagger Station/Location/Postion Continued
Flagger Station/Location/Postion Continued
Work Zone Traffic Control
Type of Barriers
Components of Temporary Traffic Control Zones
Temporary Traffic Contro
Worker Safety Considerations in Work Zone Traffic Control
Temporary Traffic Control Devices
Types of TTC Applications
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Work Duration
Long Term Stationary Work
Short-Term Stationary Work
Short Duration Work
Mobile Work
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Flagger Equipment
High-Visibility Safety Apparel
Hand-Signaling Devices 1
Hand-Signaling Devices 2
Hand-Signaling Devices 3
Hand-Signaling Devices 4
Advanced Warning Signs
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Position of advance warning signs
Using the STOP/SLOW Paddle
Traffic Handling with the STOP/SLOW Paddle
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Traffic Handling with a Flag
Traffic Handling with a Flashlight Traffic Wand
Traffic Handling with paddle
Emergency Situations
Flagging at Intersections
Single Flagger
To Direct Stopped Traffic to Proceed
Two Flaggers
Automated Flagging Devices
Nighttime Flagging
Advance Flagger
Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control
Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Tapers (Contd.)
Detours and Diversions
One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control
Flagger Method of One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control
Flag Transfer Method of One-Lane, Two-Way Traffic Control
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Pedestrian and Worker Safety
Planning for pedestrians in TTC zones
Pedestrians with disabilities
Accessibility Considerations
Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (Contd.)
Quiz 1
Quiz 2