The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Flagger course teaches you to recognize hazards of working as a workzone flagger. Flagging is a critical job on a construction site. It is dangerous and stressful, with crews working mere feet from moving traffic. As a Flagger it is your responsibility to decrease risks to the entire construction crew and to the public as much as possible.
Topics include proper flagger equipment, when and where to apply flagger applications, and how to safely and effectively perform ATSSA flagger signals and duties. ATSSA is a recognized certification by the Department of Transportation and the course content follows the most recent Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This course satisfies Federal, State (Illinois) and Local flagger certification requirements.
If you work outside of Illinois, please verify if your state requires any additional certifications.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize flagger workzone harzards
- Identify proper flagger equipment
- Perform National ATSSA Flagger hand signals
- Perform National ATSSA Flagging signals
Target Audience: Construction Laborers, and anyone managing or working as a traffic flagger.
Language: This course is taught in English. It is also offered in Spanish. For Spanish language date availability, please see - ATSSA Flagger/Work Zone Hazard Training Spanish
Prerequisites: Must have a current Illinois State Driver’s License or State issued ID card
Minimum Class Size: 3
Maximum Class Size: 15
Course Length: 4 hours
Format: Lecture, Discussion, Audio/Visual, Hands-on Exercises
Exam(s): Written, Practical
Documentation: ATSSA Flagger Workbook, ATSSA Flagger Handbook, ATTSA Flagger Certification ID card
Card Renewal: 3 years