700-13
FLAGGING CERTIFICATION

POLICY & PROCEDURE

Subject:

FLAGGING CERTIFICATION

Index: HUMAN RESOURCES & RISK MANAGEMENT

Number: 700-13

Effective Date

7/7/2009

Supersedes

1/1/1995

Page

Page 1 of 1

Staff Contact

Nancy A. Carlson

Approved By

Denis Law

1.0 PURPOSE:

To establish policy and procedures for flagging certification.

2.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

Public Works Department, Parks Maintenance Division

3.0 REFERENCES:

WAC 296-155-305

MUTCD

4.0 POLICY:

4.1    All employees who, as part of their job, may be required to act as Flaggers, must complete a Washington State approved flagging course, or the equivalent, prior to being assigned duties as a Flagger.

4.2    While flagging, Flaggers must wear a red, lime-green, or orange warning garment with retro-reflective striping, and a high visibility, contrasting-colored hard hat. Warning garments worn at night must include reflectorized material.

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

5.1    Flagger:
An employee who provides temporary traffic control.

5.2    MUTCD:
Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, as modified and adopted by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

6.0 PROCEDURES:

Supervisors will determine which of their employees require this course and will arrange for employees to take the appropriate training as needed.