A Traffic Guidance Scheme (TGS, formerly known as a Traffic Control Plan/TCP) is a document detailing the Traffic Management signage, devices and personnel required for the safe set-up and operation of the Work Area. This normally incorporates a Pedestrian Management Plan (PMP) and can also detail the Vehicle Movement Plan (VMP).
A TGS is a legal part of any worksite which has interaction with any pedestrian or vehicular traffic
A Traffic Management Plan (TMP) is a comprehensive, overall document which thoroughly details every aspect of a project. This will include details on the Site, the duration of a Project, any consultation with Stakeholders, Construction Methodology and many more.
TGS’ form a small part of the overall TMP.
With the introduction of TCAWS v6, TMPs are now required to accompany all TGS’ for sites on a Transport for NSW owned or operated Road.
A Pedestrian Management Plan details the signage and devices required to safely route pedestrians around the work area. This is normally now a part of the overall TGS.
Vehicle Movement Plans (VMP) detail how work vehicles will access and egress the Work Area. Long-Term projects, or Sites with a large number of vehicle movements are required to devise and adhere to an approved VMP. This can be shown separately, or can also form a part of the overall TGS.
To gain further insight into project Site Inspections are a valuable tool to really see the nuances of a worksite. These can be conducted at anytime of day or night to get better perspective of a sites needs and requirements.
A Road Occupancy Licence (ROL) is required for any works affecting a TfNSW owned/operated road, or for any section of road within 100m of Traffic Lights.
An ROL is applied for and obtained directly from the Transport Management Centre (TMC).
An ROL approval will stipulate the approved working dates and times, as well as a description of what type of closure/s are permitted.
Depending on the worksite and Client, Council and Police Permits may also be required.