NHSS 12A/B Traffic Safety and Control Officer (TSCO) Training – Scotland Transerv

NHSS 12A/B Traffic Safety and Control Officer (TSCO) Training

Course Summary

National Highway Sector Scheme 12A/B for static temporary traffic management on motorways and high speed dual carriageways including on-line widening schemes.

Who Should Attend

All persons who will be required by their employer to work on motorways and or high speed dual carriageways as a Traffic Safety and Control Officer (TSCO). To be registered by LANTRA Awards as a TSCO, candidates must:

  • Hold a valid Lantra Awards 12A Foreman certificate (certificates valid for 2 years)
  • Hold a valid TSCO certificate (certificates valid for 2 years)
  • Prove that they hold a current 3 day First Aid at Work certificate in accordance with the H&S (First Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Prove that they hold as a minimum a 1 Day Safety Awareness training Course Award issued by IOSH, NeBOSH or CITB, please contact Lantra Awards for a full list of acceptable alternatives


This course will cover areas:

The Traffic Safety & Control Officer

  • Highways Act 1980
  • TSCO Roles, Responsibilities and Powers
  • TSCO Knowledge
  • TSCO record keeping

Planning and Controlling the Works

  • Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders and Roadspace (SRWID)
  • Regional Control Centre’s (RCC’s) and Vehicle Management Signs (VMS)
  • Reviewing the Traffic Management (TM) Method Statement
  • Assessing Work Site activities in relation to Traffic Management plan
  • Communicating the plan to other parties
  • Enforcement of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO)
  • Recovery Operations
  • Abnormal Loads.

Emergency Planning and Liaison

  • Emergency Routes
  • Dealing with Incidents
  • Emergency Traffic Management
  • Organising and coordinating Rolling Blocks
  • Reporting of Incidents
  • Winter Maintenance

Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • A minimum satisfactory level of knowledge of the TSCO role
  • A comprehensive awareness of the TSCO’s responsibilities
  • A detailed level of knowledge of Temporary Traffic Management standards.




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