This one day course fulfils the training requirements of a person who is responsible for the deployment of a truck or trailer mounted attenuator at a road work, construction or event location to maintain traffic network flow whilst ensuring the safety of pedestrian workers, the public and or event participants.NRTColourLogo-tmp-v1.00

Nationally recognised units of competency covered in this course:
RIIRTM301D Operate a truck or trailer mounted attenuator

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  • The following topics are covered by this course:
  • Australian Standard 1742.3: Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 3: Traffic Control for Works on Roads
  • Relevant State Codes of Practice for works on roads
  • Hazard identification and Risk Assessment for works on roads
  • Job Safety Analysis / Safe work method statement
  • Correct configuration of road work sites for TMA’s
  • Mobile and temporary tapers using TMA’s
  • The TMA prestart and operational checks
  • Traffic management plans for the use of TMA’s
  • Radio operations
  • Correct procedure for implementation of the TMA at road work sites
  • Processes for calculating the effects of travel speed and vehicle mass on shunt forward distances
  • Correct work site procedure where the use of a TMA is required
  • Static configurations and mobile works incorporating the TMA
  • Warning processes and systems at work sites
  • Reporting processes and maintenance of the TMA


The duration of this training course is for one day of theory and assessment for all students. This course requires attendance and participation in a training program delivered by our qualified trainer. The course will include a mix of theory with individual and group activities for the competency assessments.

There are no defined course prerequisites; however it is a requirement that the operator of a truck or trailer mounted attenuator has a Medium Rigid driver’s license and the CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry, RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat and RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan units of competency. Students must be able to demonstrate verifiable experience in operating a Medium Rigid Vehicle, working as a Traffic Controller and be able to read and understand the English language and be able to undertake some basic arithmetic.

Successful students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency undertaken. A wallet sized card, with photograph, will be issued to all successful students deemed to be competent.

These courses are presented at our location in Ringwood on a regular basis, please see our website for course dates at www.atcprograms.com.au or they can be presented at your location for groups or companies with a specific requirement or a viable quantity to a maximum of 8 persons.

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