Road Traffic Management Courses for volunteers and race organisers

Seren Lois Evans volunteer

The Road Traffic Management Course at Loughborough, on Saturday 13th October, is fast approaching. The closing date is Monday 1st October. Race organisers and clubs who have an event are encouraged to enrol their volunteers to enhance the quality of their event. 

The marshalling of all types of open air events often necessitates the implementation of temporary traffic management measures. It is important to plan and carry this out safely, to minimise congestion, delay and inconvenience.

Health and safety legislation requires event management and those employed to carry out traffic management duties on roads to establish and maintain safe working practices. Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual 2009, provides guidance on how to plan temporary traffic management to create a safe working environment for workers and to reduce risks to drivers and to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. This is supported by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Course Aim:  To equip delegates with the sufficient information and knowledge to safely direct traffic movements at events.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course delegates will -  

Understand how road traffic law, regulations and codes of practice influence the implementation of temporary traffic management  


Understand how to apply the principles of health & safety legislation, regulations and codes of practice to temporary traffic management  

Understand the principles of temporary traffic management on highways  including various forms of traffic control and provision for pedestrians  

Understand the process to implement a road closure

Identify the equipment required for temporary traffic management·  
Demonstrate the safe employment and removal of road signs and cone equipment on highways.


The courses is intended for:

All event organisers and event marshalls in the commercial and voluntary sectors.


The course duration is over 1 day (6 hrs).  

Details of this and other courses can be found here