Inspector

The Inspectors workshop includes additional material for inspection activities on CAT C road environments enabling the holder to inspect from the shoulder, berm or live lane of a CAT A & B road and from the shoulder or berm area of a CAT C road. Excellent for those needing to carry out a small number of inspections each year, but do not need the full theory or practical competency of a practising STMS.

INSPECTOR

This training is similar to the TMO training but includes CAT C inspection material.

This qualification enables the holder, to:

  1. Undertake roadside activities on all roads less than 60km/hr
  2. Undertake inspection activities on all roads less than 60km/hr and on bi-directional roads of any speed

Additional considerations about the qualification

  1. Inspection activities in the live lane of multilane roads greater than 70km hr are not covered under this qualification
  2. The Inspector qualification does not require an STMS to be in overall charge of the inspection activty

This special qualification is designed for:

  • Person who might be infrequently (e.g. 4 or less occasions per annum) required to carry out inspections on the live lane of CAT A & B road environments e.g. planners/property staff required to make confirmatory site or location inspections
  • Students or casual workers employed to carry out a study e.g. A traffic count from a safe location, or a visual inspection of an asset such as a sign or a barrier system

Staff who are regularly involved in the installation of TTM closures on CAT A, B or C roads, which may include inspecting or carrying out non-invasive work, are not eligible for the  Inspector warrant.

 

Examples of activities that can be carried out under the Inspector warrant:

  • Observation, using a measuring wheel, surveys, traffic counts
  • Installing traffic count equipment
  • Road maintenance activities such as removal of litter, cleaning signs, cleaning edge markers, or taking photographs.

Type of workshop:

This is a 6hr workshop with theory assessments. Those who pass the workshop will need to successfully complete 2 practical competence assessments to achieve the practicing inspector qualification and can apply through their trainers to receive a certificate of achievement and a warrant card that will be issued by Waka Kotahi. Those who take charge of a worksite must be certified and registered on the Waka Kotahi's TTM database.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What equipment do I need to carryout inspections?
In all cases, you need a minimum Hi Viz Vest. In most cases you need a vehicle with an amber flashing beacon and a vehicle mounted road inspection sign. 

Can I do other types of temporary traffic management under this warrant?
You are essentially able to carry out any non invasive inspection activities which may include diverting pedestrians into berm areas only. , so

How will this workshop save me money?
If you only carry out inspection activities including inspections on all road environemtns, you can save yourself a number of days training and a number of practical competency verifications and assessments.

Who is eligible for a Inspector warrant?
Anyone who has no Waka Kotahi TTM qualification, for no qualification higher than a STMS U warrant is eligible to attain the Inspector warrant.

 

There is no prerequisite for this level of training.


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