Traffic safety and control officers make important decisions on how best to design the layout and management of traffic.
The Role
  • 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.
Salary
  • 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.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Qualifications & Training
There 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.