Road works are carried out to facilitate the upgrading/ maintenance/ installation of road facilities and/or utilities beneath the roads.
To ensure the safety of road users and stakeholders, as well as to minimise traffic congestion and inconvenience while works are being carried out, proper traffic control is needed.
Security agencies are required to apply for authorisation from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), on behalf of their qualified security officers, to perform traffic regulation duties for road works.
Eligibility of Qualified Security Officers
To be authorised to perform the traffic regulation duties, the qualified security officers shall meet the following 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 (WSQ) framework;
- Licensed and trained/ exempted by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department under the Private Security Industry Act; and
- Employed by a security agency licensed by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department under the Private Security Industry Act.
Scope of Traffic Regulation Duties
Authorised security officer may regulate traffic arising from road works for the following road configurations:
- Mid-block crossings
- Non-signalised junctions
- Signalised junctions with 2 or less vehicular approaches
- Closure of any road with 2 or less vehicular approaches
- To apply for authorisation from the Authority, the security agency must first appoint and authorise a personnel to register as a member of LTA.PROMPT and submit the application via https://prompt.lta.gov.sg on behalf of their licensed security officers.
- The submission must be made at least 5 working days prior to the actual deployment of authorised security officers for traffic regulation duties.
- For more details, please refer to "Instructions and Important Notes".
To perform traffic regulation duties, the authorised security officers shall put on:
- High-visibility luminous yellow safety vest (over his security agency's uniform);
- Name tag with the name of the officer and agency prominently displayed on the top left corner of the front vest, and "Traffic Control" prominently labelled on the back of the vest;
- Matching reflective traffic gloves;
- Dark coloured jockey cap with security agency's logo on the front of the cap; and
- Dark coloured covered shoes.
Example of Safety Vest
Full body view
Contact: Road Asset Regulation and Licensing Division
Website: www.lta.gov.sg and https://prompt.lta.gov.sg
LTA.PROMPT - Permit for Road Occupation Management PorTal