Traffic management harmony
The Traffic Management Industry has come together across the nation to formally commit to making work on roads, safer, more compliant and promote itself as a stand-alone professional industry.
The registration of the Traffic Management Association of Australian by Fair Work Australia in November 2011 recognised the industry had its own voice and specialist requirements and now it has its peak national body.
The Traffic Management Association of Australia (TMAA) President Stephen O’Dwyer said the industry had grown rapidly over the past decade and regulation and compliance was now specialised for the industry.
“We represent the front end of all works on projects: repair, emergencies, events, utilities, building and construction,” he said. “The registration of the TMAA represents a pivotal change for the better to ensure that governments, clients, the public and all road users understand the role that Traffic Control plays and the inherent dangers within the job,” he said.
“It is TMAA’s role to provide the safest, compliant nationalised standards to ensure best practice and best works on projects for this industry and those we support,” he said.
He noted that Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia had state based Traffic Management Associations and that these associations had formed the harmonised membership of the TMAA.
“The TMAA will lobby heavily for the changes that each state supports and needs and to ensure policy and procedure makers are conversant with the industry nationally and across states. Feeding into the TMAA will be representatives from the Australian states, thus ensuring all state based and national agendas are addressed,” he said.
For more information visit: www.tmaa.asn.au