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Risk Assessment Overview Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM) Part 10 identifies that “the application of risk management for TTM at road works is appropriate at all levels of planning and operation, from the minor and routine schemes through to large scale and complex road work sites”. The appropriate completion of a robust risk assessment and management process is also a key part of the Work Health and Safety (or equivalent) obligations for all organisations involved in temporary traffic management.
A key risk in the conduct of TTM is that the risk management process itself can frequently be perceived as onerous paperwork that interrupts completion of the works task. It is critical that employers in TTM ensure that risk management is more than simple application of generic checklists which can typically be simply ticked off.
This series of introductory webinars on risk management for TTM has been developed to assist practitioners and organisations in TTM understand the practical application of the guidance in AGTTM and AS/ISO 31000. Steps and examples of industry best practice in risk management are stepped through in each of the three major steps of a TTM project.
Webinar 3 – Risk Management in implementing the Traffic Guidance Scheme:
The traffic guidance scheme (TGS) implementation task and process are outlined in AGTTM 6. Even for repetitive maintenance tasks applying generic TGSs selected through an appropriate process a risk management must be completed. For more complex works this will require the consideration of a detailed risk register which applies to each TGS to be implemented on site.
In implementing the traffic guidance scheme(s) (TGS), the implementer must undertake a complete consideration of all foreseeable risks at the worksite. This will include the consideration of all risks identified in the planning (TMP) and design (TGS) stages of the works and the documentation and assessment of any additional risks relevant to the works identified in site. It is at this stage that the risk management for a particular worksite is completed which should result in a documented approach to minimise all foreseeable risks to the highest practical level. If at this stage, risks are identified that cannot be sufficiently addressed there may need to be a reconsideration of the planning or design for the works.
The outcome of this task is the management of all remaining residual risks identified in the development of the TMP, designing the TGS, and on site. The implementer must undertake an evaluation of all remaining risks to establish if they can be addressed through on site practices, minor adjustments to the TGS, or whether additional design input is required.