NHSS 12A Foreman Training – Scotland Transerv

NHSS 12 A/B Temporary Traffic: Management Basic Course (TTMBC)

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 management foreman.
Learners wishing to obtain 12A/B Foreman status should be registered with Lantra Awards as a Temporary Traffic Managment Operative. If they are not they may sit this course,
however they must have sat the one day 12A/B Operative course and have started their logbook of assessments. The registration as a Forman will only become effective provided
the logbook of assessments has been completed AND the once day Operative course certificate is still valid. Learners that are only doing the 12A/B Foreman course as part of their Traffic Safety and Control Officer (TSCO) requirements need not be registered as a 12A/B Operative beforehand.


This course covers the following areas:

  • Training and assessment – the programme to achieve the qualification
  • Health and Safety at Work – Employer and Employee responsibilities
  • Health and Safety Executive – Their role in enforcing the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Risk assessments and method statements – Whats are they, why have them
  • Signing and coning requirements – setting out closures, road markings, marker posts
  • Temporary traffic lights vehicle requirements – different types of vehicles
  • Checking and loading vehicles – How vehicles should be loafed for easy unloading and responsible for the vehicle and its load, grass vehicle weights, unladen weights
  • Crossing the carriageway on foot – Introduction to Health and Safety document CIS 53
  • Video – Life in the fast lane
  • Documentation – publications relative to the temporary traffic management (TTM) industry
  • Traffic signs regulations and general directions – what is it, how does it relate to the TTM industry
  • Chapter 8, The Traffic Signs Manual – types of works, definitions, safety zones
  • Discussion on safe working methods for installation, maintenance and removal of signs and cones – does not give definite safe systems of work but looks at different issues to be considered when developing a safe system of work
  • End of course multiple choice test

Course Objectives

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Be able to plan the required management layout required to allow access a given work area
  • Be able to understand the distances required to install a range of traffic management layouts
  • Be able to access the standard and quality of equipment that is acceptable to use
  • Be able to calculate the quantity of equipment required for a given traffic management layout
  • Have an understanding of the planning required for standard works
  • Have an understanding of different types of temporary markings
  • Have an understanding of how different standard works are constructed
  • Have an understanding of how works with relaxations can be used in conjunction with standard works




2 Days

Max No. of Learners


Course Delivery