The benefits of the road safety cones are:
- Increase the visibility of the Flagger.
- Force the first car to stop back away from the Flagger; this will improve the Flagger’s line-of-sight regarding the reactions of other vehicles approaching the work zone.
- Direct traffic into the opposing lane of traffic keeping the Flagger out of the line-of-fire.
If there is any doubt about your ability to effectively control the flow of traffic through your TTCZ —- STOP and RE-EVALUATE! You may have to adjust your TTCZ by extending your taper or add an additional flagger. In some situations, you will need to call your GF to move work locations until another method of completing the work safely is decided.
With all this being said, if you are not comfortable with the flow of traffic, call an ALL-STOP and discuss alternatives. Don’t take the risk and continue working!
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