When you receive a work instruction, look for the information relating to the proposed type of work as well as the road conditions, such as:
- the type and classification of the road;
- the road width;
- the size and shape of the site;
- approaches to the site and visibility for traffic;
- the volume and type of traffic (including pedestrian and cyclist activity); and
- the speed limit.
You need to be aware of any particular conditions or restrictions that would affect the temporary traffic management, for example approval for portable traffic signals, temporary traffic regulation orders, or permit condition details, where relevant. If in doubt, ask your supervisor, manager or other competent person.
From this information you will be able to decide what signs and equipment you will need to guard the works, together with any specific traffic control equipment (e.g. Stop/Go boards, portable traffic signals, etc).