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.
This training is similar to the TMO training but includes CAT C inspection material.
This qualification enables the holder, to:
- Undertake roadside activities on all roads less than 60km/hr
- Undertake inspection activities on all roads less than 60km/hr and on bi-directional roads of any speed
Additional considerations about the qualification
- Inspection activities in the live lane of multilane roads greater than 70km hr are not covered under this qualification
- 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.