Traffic management involves planning and controlling the movement of persons and goods, including: 

  • both stationary and moving traffic 

  • pedestrians 

  • cyclists, and 

  • all types of vehicles, including plant

Keeping this movement orderly and efficient will minimise risk at the workplace. 

WHS duties 

Everyone in the workplace has WHS duties under the model WHS Act.  

You have specific duties if you are: 

  • a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) 

  • a principal contractor 

  • a designer, manufacturer, importer, supplier and installer of plant, substances or structures 

  • an officer. 

The model WHS Regulations have duties that apply to traffic management. This includes managing risks to health and safety, powered mobile plant and worker representation in workgroups.  

As a PCBU, you must, so far as is reasonably practicable:  

  • ensure the health and safety of workers and others at your workplace  

  • consult with workers who carry out work for the business or undertaking and who are (or are likely to be) directly affected by a health and safety matter, and 

  • consult cooperate and coordinate activities with all other relevant duty holders.