SIGNALLER VS TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSON
An Ottawa area Employer was fined $90,000 after a Worker received critical injuries as a result of being struck by equipment reversing without the aid of a qualified signaller in 2018.
As required by the OHSA and Regulations, any time the operator's view of the path is obstructed, a Signaller or Traffic Control Person (TCP) is required. But what is the difference?
The easiest way to understand the difference is that a Signaller is someone who assists operators of equipment or moving vehicles on private property, such as a construction site. A Traffic Control Person (TCP) is someone who conducts traffic control and/or direction on a public roadway and must comply with the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
It is vital for everyone's safety that a Signaller or TCP be used. Equally important is ensuring that Workers receive qualified training by a recognized and accredited training organization. The liability for Employers and Supervisors is significant. Make safety training top priority!
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Don't wait until it's too late. Be proactive. Think ahead. Be safe.