Traffic Safety and Control Officer
Traffic safety and control officers make important decisions on how best to design the layout and management of traffic.
- Traffic Safety and Control Officers make important decisions on how best to design the layout and management of traffic.
- Providing a highly visible presence at road traffic incidents
- Predicting potential issues on a planned route
- Managing handling of incidents, such as road traffic collisions, and arranging the swift removal of debris and other risks
- Keeping traffic flow as smooth as possible without compromising safety
- Creating accurate reports
- Undertaking continuous improvement by monitoring user experience and making changes accordingly
- Planning the safest, quickest and most efficient routes
- Typically, Traffic Safety and Control Officers work a 24/7 shift pattern, switching between night, early and late shifts, and rest days.
- Work can be anywhere throughout the UK, or even internationally on a large project, meaning travel and overnight stays are common.
- Newly trained traffic safety and control officer can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000.
- Trained with experience traffic safety and control officer can earn in the region of £30,000–£40,000.
Qualifications & TrainingThere are no formal qualifications required for becoming a traffic safety and control officer; however, you may want to complete GCSEs in Maths and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals. For a more senior role, training in first aid, traffic management or health and safety can be an advantage.