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Training Classes

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The following is a list of Work Zone Safety and Speciality classes have been completed for this year.

Dates and registration information for 2016 classes will be posted October 1, 2015.

Flagger Train the Trainer

This course is used to qualify contractor's personnel to train employees to act as flaggers on MnDOT construction projects. Attendees will meet requirement of the new MnDOT flagger training language contained in the traffic control special provision of selected jobs. The course includes review of Field Manual flagger requirements and related layout, discussion of safe practices, flagger attire, and flagger responsibilities.

More information and Checklist can be found at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/const/wzs/flagger.html

Flagger Train the Trainer Re-qualification Online

You are now able to re-qualify for the Flagger Train the Trainer class online. A link to the online re-qualification site is provided below. The site includes an e-learning presentation and short questionnaire. It take about 15-20 minutes to review this material.
Click here for access to the Flagger Train the Trainer Re-Qualification PowerPoint.

Traffic Control Overview

This course is designed for project level engineers, supervisors and traffic engineers from MnDOT, Local agencies and engineering consultants. Students will be exposed to traffic control special provisions standard language and instructions for use when writing time and traffic for highway projects. Emphasis will be placed on projects such as bituminous mill and overlay, concrete rehabilitation, and others that are short term in nature. Other subjects covered will be work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier, and drop off policy.

MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor

This three day training course is designed for Traffic Control Supervisors who will be working in Minnesota on state projects. Topics covered in the course will include principles and setup of temporary traffic controls, summary of traffic control special provisions for MnDOT projects and will make use of actual traffic control plans. Other subjects covered are work zone speed limits, use of portable concrete barrier and crash testing requirements. Click here for more information on this class.

MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisor Recertification

This one day training course is designed for those who have been certified as MnDOT Traffic Control Supervisors and need to renew their certification. Classroom lecture will focus on the lastest changes in technology and specifications related to Traffic Control. Upon passing a written examination students will maintain their certification.


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