Traffic safety and control officer

Traffic safety and control officer

Traffic safety and control officers make important decisions on how best to design the layout and management of traffic.


The Role

  • Traffic Safety and Control Officers make important decisions on how best to design the layout and management of traffic.
  • Providing a highly visible presence at road traffic incidents
  • Predicting potential issues on a planned route
  • Managing handling of incidents, such as road traffic collisions, and arranging the swift removal of debris and other risks
  • Keeping traffic flow as smooth as possible without compromising safety
  • Creating accurate reports
  • Undertaking continuous improvement by monitoring user experience and making changes accordingly
  • Planning the safest, quickest and most efficient routes
  • Typically, Traffic Safety and Control Officers work a 24/7 shift pattern, switching between night, early and late shifts, and rest days.
  • Work can be anywhere throughout the UK, or even internationally on a large project, meaning travel and overnight stays are common.

 


Salary

  • Newly trained traffic safety and control officer can earn in the region of £18,000£25,000.
  • Trained with experience traffic safety and control officer can earn in the region of £25,000£32,000.

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.


Qualifications and Training

There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a traffic safety and control officer; however, you may want to complete GCSEs in Maths and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.

For a more senior role, training in first aid, traffic management or health and safety can be an advantage.


Vacancies

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As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

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Find out more

For information on job roles in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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