When carrying out road works to upgrade, maintain, or install road facilities and utilities beneath roads, proper traffic and safety controls must be in place to minimise traffic congestion and inconvenience.
Security agencies must apply for LTA authorisation on behalf of their qualified security officers to perform traffic regulation duties for road works. These officers must meet these minimum requirements:
- Possess the relevant qualification to regulate traffic, i.e. successfully completed the training course on “Conduct Crowd and Traffic Control” under the Security Workforce Skills Qualifications Framework;
- Be licensed and trained by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department under the Private Security Industry Act; and
- Be employed by a security agency licensed by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department under the Private Security Industry Act.
Qualified security officers should also be fully equipped with the requisite gear and safety attire (PDF, 759kB), such as safety vest, gloves and traffic wand.