How Do I Become a Certified Flagger?

Human Flagger directing traffic with a handheld traffic control sign that reads "slow".

In work zones, flaggers are some of the most important people on site. Flaggers can have a rewarding career, but traffic control can at times be a very stressful job. It’s become a myth across the industry that flaggers have a job anyone could do. This couldn’t be farther from the truth, as flaggers are at the front lines of protecting workers from work zone hazards, and ensuring that motorists can pass through a work zone safely. Flaggers need to be aware of their surroundings at all times, be able to multitask and be one step ahead, and understand proper flagging signals, practices, and procedures. Continue reading