Two days

Group Size

Maximum of 8

Who should attend

Anyone working on high speed (50mph>) dual carriageways and motorways as a Traffic Safety and Control Officer.


In order to be registered as a Traffic Safety and Control Officer you must:

  • Hold a valid NHSS12a Foreman certificate or card
  • Hold a valid 3 day First Aid at Work certificate in accordance with the H&S (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • Hold a valid safety awareness training course award issued by IOSH, CITB or NeBOSH.  (See note below)
  • Hold a valid TSCO / TSS certificate.

NB: In accordance with the NHSS12AB sector scheme requirements, from 1st September 2021 the safety awareness training course may be one of the following:

– IOSH – Managing Safely – with date of issue no longer than 5 years
– IOSH – Directing Safely – with date of issue no longer than 5 years
– CITB – Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
– CITB – Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS)
– NeBOSH – General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
– NeBOSH – Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
– NeBOSH – International general certificate in Occupational Safety and Health
– NeBOSH – National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
– NeBOSH – International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

To be registered as a Traffic Safety Supervisor (from September 2025) you must also: (re: Raising the Bar 29 Appendix 3)

  • Hold a valid Conflict Management Training qualification.
  • Hold a valid Safety Critical Medical.
  • Hold a valid NHSS12 D M6 or M7 qualification.
  • Hold a valid CSCS Manager in a category relevant to Highways or one issued by LANTRA.
  • Should hold a valid DBS Check
  • Should hold a valid NHSS 12C Supervisor or NHSS 12C Planning Officer Qualification

Course aims

On successful completion of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they have:

  • a minimum satisfactory level of knowledge of the TSCO / TSS role.
  • a comprehensive awareness of the TSCO’s / TSS’s responsibilities.
  • a detailed level of knowledge of Temporary Traffic Management standards.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to cover the following key criteria for the role of a Traffic Safety and Control Officer / Traffis Safety Supervisor:

The Traffic Safety and Control Officer / Traffic Safety Supervisor

  • Clients, Police, Traffic Officers, Maintaining Agents, Contractors.
  • Highways Act 1980 (Document Link)
  • Traffic Management Act 2004 (Document Link)
  • National Highways Raising the Bar Document(s) (Information Link)
  • TSCO / TSS Roles, Responsibilities and Powers
  • TSCO / TSS Knowledge
  • TSCO / TSS record keeping

Planning and Controlling the Works

  • TTRO’s and Roadspace (SRWID)
  • RCC’s and VMS signs
  • Vehicle Restraint Systems (NHSS 2A legacy systems & NHSS10A & 10b) (Document(s) Link)
  • Reviewing the TM Method statement
  • Assessing work site activities in relation to the TM plan
  • Communicating the plan to other parties
  • Enforcement of the TTRO
  • Recovery Operations (NHSS17 For Vehicle Recovery at highway Constrcution Sites etc) (Document(s) Link)
  • Abnormal Loads

Emergency Planning and Liaison

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

Certification: Upon successful completion learners will be issued with a NHSS12 Traffic safety and Control Officer certificate (valid for 2 years). A full NHSS12 Traffic Safety and Control Officer will be issued upon presentation of all the required certificates detailed in the pre-requisites. (valid for 5 years)

NB: The price shown includes the awarding organisation registration costs.

All online bookings MUST be paid in full at the time of booking. We DO NOT offer credit except to business account holders.