If you’re a traffic controller well trained and experienced and doing your job right:
  • As a driver, why can’t I even see you?
  • Why are you positioned in a pitch black are at night with no illumination?
  • Why can’t I see you properly even if you have a flashing wand?
  • Why are you steeping onto the road before traffic has stopped
  • Why do you have no added approach delineation to highlight your position?
  • Why are you in position of poor sight distance?
  • More fundamentally, why are you even on the road at all guiding site vehicles? Isn’t it an unnecessarily dangerous presence with little or no benefit?
If you’re well trained and experienced operator of trucks with TMAs and illuminated flashing boards:
  • Why are you sending me mixed messages as a driver; for example, to merge when there is no merge? To laterally shift when there is no shift? At night, on freeways and on curves this increases my risk of side-swipe and other crashes.
  • Also, why are you not positioned in a way to actually shield the workers?
There’s little time for individuals to be managing these issues when thrust onto site, let alone everything else that puts them in danger from traffic (road readability, visual cues, human factors). This is where cpstraining steps in with awareness sessions.

These sessions are about leaving egos at the door, and looking at yourself and traffic management from a driver’s perspective. It’s not about right or wrong; just what ‘is’ in the here and now; risks inherent within contemporary day-to-day practices.


Engaging and Engagement

  • Content created to look at the normal things through a road user perspective / experience rather than the traditional ‘standards and guidelines’ approach
  • Content is 99% example based filled with photos and videos
  • Exercises / participation throughout. For example, participants are asked to imagine that each and every sign has been removed and road users have to navigate the road without them. Whether your mum, dad, aunt or uncle will understand the sign/s and be able to easily navigate the road. To think about what the road might look like at night or in the rain.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased ability to identify issues / risks
  • Increased ability to separate the important from less important risks (i.e. the ‘big picture’, ‘context’, and ‘exacerbating factors’)
  • Increased ability to predict issues that might arise at planning stage, or in the future in the weeks and months ahead.
  • Awareness of principles, and the application of principles in practice.
  • Awareness of best practices and contemporary industry problems.
  • Help foster the detective skills which otherwise come from many years of project or consulting experience, which many people do not have and cannot reasonably obtain.

Target Participants

  • People who have experience in the industry and want to extend their practical skills
  • People who have completed the Road Safety Engineering Workshop or Road Safety Barrier Training and want to extend their practical skills / knowledge.
  • OHS reps, regional general managers, construction and traffic engineers

Formula for Learning

Skills are often best obtained on the job. Teaching skills via off-site training is difficult. The CPStraining approach is as follows:

  • Demonstrate the concept or principle, predominantly with image-based examples.
  • Actively work through a more detailed example to reinforce the concept or principle.
  • Show a spectrum of approaches from the least desirable outcome to the most desirable.
  • Even when discussing safety barriers, there’s a simple but strong fundamental reference point or ‘anchor

Content Relevance

  • Ongoing contemporary examples being added continuously from current experiences, learnings, conversations and industry inputs.
  • Content customisation is welcome. For example, specific project issues supplied by the client.