NHSS 12C General Operative Training – Scotland Transerv

NHSS 12C General Operative Training

Course Summary

National Highway Sector Scheme 12C for mobile lane closure (MLC) Traffic Management on motorways and other dual carriageways

Who Should Attend

All persons who will be required by their employer to work on motorways and or high speed dual carriageways as a mobile lane closure operative (advance sign vehicle driver). Following completion of the 12C training course the learner can obtain full operative status (TM card) by completing a set of on and off site assessments as prescribed in the sector scheme document. The assessments must be completed within a two year period starting from the date of passing the training.


This course covers the following areas:

  • Quality Assurance and Sector Schemes
  • Training and assessment requirements
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Reference documentation
  • Vehicle and equipment specification and maintenance
  • Communications roles and responsibilities
  • Mobile Lane Closure principles and practical techniques

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

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

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




1 Day

Max No. of Learners


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