STMS Category A + B (non-practising)

Overview

This course provides the base knowledge for working on category A and/or B road environments.
It is a 1-day theory course for each of the category A or B non-practising parts.
We also offer a 1.5-day combined category A & B non-practising course, for those who require both categories.  

Once you have completed this course, you can arrange for the onsite Practical assessment, until you have been awarded the Practical Assessment for each CAT you will be non-practising only and cannot act as an STMS in charge of a TTM site. Others who move to TTMP, Auditor etc can complete the Theory only (not the onsite practical assessments) as you only need the theory courses to progress. 


Connexis - Unit Standard ref: 31962

 

Topics include:


Category A
  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category A road environments
  • set up, maintain and remove TTM for static operations (shoulder closures, two-way two-lane closures and multi-lane closures)
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • set up, maintain, and remove TTM for semi-static operations and closures
  • conduct special activities

Category B 
  • deliver site safety briefings and inductions
  • calculate layout distances for category B road environments
  • set up, maintain and remove TTM for static operations including shoulder closures, lane closures, lane diversions, and ramp closures
  • complete mobile operations and closures
  • conduct special activities.
 

Who should attend

Any person wishing to work on category A and/or B roads as an onsite STMS, or any person wishing to work on category A and/or B roads while fulfilling one of these roles; Traffic Operations Manager, TTM Mentor, TTM Assessor, TTM Trainer, TTM Planner, TMP Approver, TTM Auditor, Traffic Management Coordinator or Corridor Manager. 
 

Prerequisites

The STMS Universal warrant is the minimum prerequisite to this warrant. For those wishing to gain the practising STMS Cat A and/ or B warrant, they must first hold the practising TMO warrant.

An onsite STMS is also required to have endorsements for specific activities/specialist TTM equipment (eg portable traffic signals, VMS) if they oversee operations using these and there is no other worker on-site with the required endorsements.

 

Warrant

There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (A) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (A), for this learning block.
There is a non-practising warrant, STMS (B) -NP, and a practising warrant, STMS (B), for this learning block.


Unit standard

There are 2 optional unit standards that can be awarded to an STMS (regardless of the category of road the STMS is warranted for). These are:

  • STMS Non-practising - US 31962: Explain the requirements for the worksite under temporary traffic management for a road environment as defined in CoPTTM
  • STMS Practising - US 31963: Operate as a practising Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) on a road environment as defined in CoPTTM.


Once the unit standards have been awarded for a category of road, the STMS is not required to attain these unit standards again for other categories of road environment.
 

Duration and type of learning

STMS Cat A - NP (only): 1-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer
STMS Cat B- NP (only): 1-day knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer
STMS Cat A + B - NP (combined): 1.5-days knowledge workshop delivered by a TTM Trainer

This is followed by on-job coaching from a TTM Mentor for those wishing to gain the practising warrant.


Assessment

Non-practising   
warrant
 
The assessment for this warrant occurs progressively
during the workshop.
 
Practising
warrant
 
The trainee will be assessed by a TTM Assessor
on the practical components of the role.
 






 


Refresher

There is a 3 yearly refresher workshop on CoPTTM changes - delivered by a TTM Trainer. This renews the non-practising warrant.

The practising warrant is renewed once the STMS Cat A and/or B practical re-assessment has been successfully completed. The practising warrant will expire on the same date as the non-practising warrant.


STMS Cat A Handbook
STMS Cat B Handbook
STMS Cat B after A Extension Handbook


For any bookings and/or questions, please email train@trafficmanagementltd.co.nz

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