ATS Traffic – Your First Choice for Flagging Companies
Why should you trust ATS Traffic over any other flagging company? ATS Traffic is one of Canada’s leading road flagging companies.
Traffic control persons and construction flaggers cannot work alone. To ensure the most effective and safe work site, flaggers should be accompanied by signs, barricades, barriers, traffic signal lights, message boards, and more. Learn more about these traffic safety products, or visit the ATS Traffic Online Store.
What is a Flag Person?
A flag person, also commonly known as a traffic control person, flagman/flag woman, or Lane Closure Technician, is essential to any project that may require traffic control measures and services including lane closures.
Conducting traffic control around cities, construction sites and major event traffic management such as music festivals or sporting events, a traffic control person designs safe lane closures and traffic detours with physical setup and removal of devices such as barricades, pylons, signage, and digital messaging boards.
The following are critical responsibilities of a Flagman:
- Keeping people safe by stopping, slowing, and safely directing traffic
- Providing traffic control directions and signals
- Protecting drivers, passengers, and workers by regulating traffic flow
Road Construction Flagging
Construction flagging is essential to managing traffic flow and protecting workers on a roadway during a construction project, and helps create a safe work environment. An ATS Traffic road construction flagger stops, slows, and safely directs traffic flow along roadways or highways so traffic through a job site or construction zone is managed safely and efficiently.
What training do you need to become a road construction flagger or traffic control person?
ATS Traffic’s road construction flaggers are provincially certified and receive specialized training from our in-house lane closure experts. Our hired Traffic Control Personnel must complete the following courses after being hired:
- Alberta Temporary Traffic Control (ACSA),
- Flag Person Training Program for Workers (ACSA)
- Roadbuilders Safety Training System (ACSA)
Upon receiving traffic control certifications, Traffic Control Personnel spend 1 month learning in the field, then complete a 2-day course respective to their province. This extensive training process prepares our Traffic Control Personnel to manage every situation and all projects they will encounter throughout their careers. At ATS Traffic, we pride ourselves on training our staff to the highest caliber on Canadian roads.
Interested in flagging job opportunities? Check out our ATS Traffic Career Postings.