Traffic Control Person Hip Guide

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Work Smart & Work Safe

How to Work Smart, Work Safe

Signs and Devices Before TCPs


  • Take responsibility for your own safety.
  • Be positioned where you are safe and clearly visible to approaching traffic.
  • Plan an escape route.
  • Carry your BCCSA TCP card while on the job.
  • Remain calm, confident and in control.


  • Do NOT use cell phones, headphones, or other electronic devices while controlling traffic.
  • Do NOT wear hoodies or clothing that could obscure your peripheral vision.
  • NEVER direct traffic in contradiction of existing traffic control devices, such as signs or signals.
  • NEVER yell, insult, argue or challenge road users.