FLAG by TPenney


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									Job Proceedures


1.     a)    All personnel engaged in the practice of flagging will be dressed as
             to promote high visibility when approached by oncoming traffic.

                    (I)     High visibility fluorescent vest, hard hat, and safety boots.
                    (II)    Fluorescent stop and slow sign, paddles or fluorescent

       b)    During night operations, flag personnel will - at all times - carry a red
             flashlight or lantern.

       c)    All flag personnel will stand outside the approaching lane of traffic on
             the shoulder of the road. Never stand directly in front of the traffic.

       d)    No flagging operation will be attempted unless proper signing is erected
             to warn the traffic in advance.

       e)    Signs will be spaced a minimum of 100 meters apart, unless otherwise

2.     To Stop Traffic:

       a)    The STOP/SLOW paddle is placed in the flag person’s right hand with the
             STOP facing oncoming traffic. The right arm is held in a horizontal
             position. The flag person will look directly at the oncoming driver and
             the left arm up, with the palm exposed to the driver, bring the vehicle to a
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3.     To Release Traffic:

       a)     Show the SLOW paddle side with your right hand raised in a horizontal
              position. Motion the traffic to proceed by sweeping your left arm across
              your body and pointing in the direction you wish the driver to go.

       b)     Never use your STOP/SLOW paddle to motion traffic to proceed.

4.     To Slow Traffic:

       a)     Display the SLOW sign in your right hand with your arm held in a
              horizontal position, with the left hand palm down, utilizing an up and
              waving motion to emphasize the need for drivers to slow down.

       b)     Never allow traffic to proceed through a construction zone unless you are
              sure it is safe to do so.

5.     Always be courteous to drivers about to enter the construction zone. Talk to them
       if possible, and tell them what they might expect.

6.     Never leave your post untill you are relieved.

7.     Do not sit or lie down. It is important for you to maintain high visibility to
       oncoming traffic.

8.     Carry a pencil and paper with you and take down licence numbers of vehicles
       that do not listen to your instructions. Report them to your foreman or super-

9.     Always remain alert to the job. Never assume an operator may stop, he may
       slow down but he may not always stop before he crosses a roadway. You are
       responsible for the safety of the general public.

10.    During non-daylight operations, it is difficult to judge the speed of oncoming
       traffic. Stay well to the side of the road when attempting to stop night traffic.

11.    Always watch for wide loads.

For further information see the appropriate Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
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