Unlike normal highway construction work zones, utility work zones pose a unique set of challenges, risks, and requirements for utility and traffic control companies. These types of work zones are often unplanned and last for a shorter span of time than highway construction projects do. Highway construction projects undergo a series of approval processes and require months of planning before the first cone is even placed, while utility projects often arise out a last-minute need such as electric line repair after a storm.
That’s why it’s important for utility companies to partner with an experienced traffic control company like Bird Dog to complete utility work quickly and safely.
Count on Bird Dog to:
Provide a workforce that is highly trained.
Bird Dog offers American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) training, Institute of Transport Research and Education (ITRE) training in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Flagger Certification to ensure that your workforce has the safety training and skills necessary to mitigate potential risks and safety concerns while keeping everyone working in and passing through the work zone safe.
Additionally, we can work with your utility company to offer ongoing training for workers and flaggers performing utility work. Maintaining a culture of safety among utility workers is imperative to help them retain pertinent safety information, avoid potential accidents, and protect everyone in and around the work zone.
Supply proper utility work zone traffic control devices and safety equipment.
In addition to a highly trained workforce, it’s critical that utility work zones have the proper traffic control devices and safety equipment. From signage and trailered devices to safety products and specialty vehicles, Bird Dog has all of the equipment you need to guarantee the utmost safety.
Rely on us to supply:
- Approved temporary traffic control signage designed to alert drivers at the proper height and outfitted with flags or other necessary adjustments for increased visibility.
- Flashing arrow panels, if necessary, to guide motorists to change lanes or adjust traffic patterns safely, caution drivers of work zone activities, and enhance visibility.
- Channelizing devices to provide increased guidance to motorists traveling through utility work zones.
- Warning lights and retro-reflective markings for work vehicles to allow motorists sufficient time to make adjustments to their course and avoid work vehicle collisions.
- High-visibility apparel including vests, hard hats, glasses, and boots approved by transportation entities to increase the visibility of workers and flaggers and keep them safe.
Design and implement temporary traffic control (TTC) plans.
The first thing you need when a utility project arises is strategic and sophisticated traffic control plans. The primary function of temporary traffic control is to provide safe and efficient movement for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians through or around temporary traffic control zones while also providing enhanced safety for workers.
Bird Dog has the necessary skill and experience to develop and implement thorough TTC plans to ensure the highest level of safety during utility work.
Contact Bird Dog Traffic Control today
As the #1 traffic control company in the Southeast, Bird Dog Traffic Control company has maintained a stellar safety record and reputation for 15+ years. Don’t put your utility work zone project in the wrong hands. Count on our decades of experience for all of your traffic control needs.