Temporary Traffic Management Basic Course

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
1/2 day
Recognised by:
Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Assembly and Transport NI on their motorways and high speed dual carriageways rural and urban road networks


The finer details

This course will introduce you to:

  • QA and NHSS 12
  • Terminology
  • Health and Safety
  • Equipment
  • Safety Zones
  • Basic Principles of Temporary Traffic Management and Site Practice
  • Maintaining a closure.
Who should attend?
For all persons starting work for the first time in the temporary traffic management industry, and for those persons that do not hold any current NHSS12A/B/C/D registration cards or certificates.
What will be covered?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be aware of the relevant codes of practice and other associated 
documentation when involved in traffic management 

  • Be aware of National Highway Sector Schemes (NHSS)
  • Understand the QA process and NHSS documents
  • Be aware of the different types of roads across the UK road network
  • Be aware of which roads/works are covered by which NHSS document
  • Be aware of the different classifications of “road users” i.e. pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists etc
  • Understand the different terminology used in the Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) industry in relation to different roads
  • Understand the process(es) required to become a qualified Operative and obtain a skills registration card, plus ongoing training to Supervisor level
  • Be aware of Health and Safety requirements including risk assessments and method statements
  • Have an understanding of the variety of TTM equipment and the basic principles of its use
  • Understand what constitutes a safety zone
  • Be aware of the general PPE requirements
  • Understand crossing the carriageway HSE CIS53
  • Be aware of the different types of vehicles used in TTM and where they are used
  • Understand the environment where learners are expected to work
  • Be aware of the safe way to enter/exit a site
  • Be aware of the need to maintain sites, and what is involved
  • Know how to deal with accidents and emergencies within the works area.
Other areas of interest?

It is envisaged that, as part of your career progression you can move on to complete one of the 12A/B/C/D operative’s courses rather than retake the TTMBC. 

NHSS12AB operative’s course cannot be undertaken within 3 months of the TTMBC course as 3 months 'on the job' experience.   

NHSS12C operative’s course and the NHSS12D M1 course can be undertaken without waiting 3 months.

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