Guidance for safer temporary traffic management

  • Published: Highways Agency, 2002
  • Authors: Highways Agency
  • Date Added: 04 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 04 Feb 2013
  • Format: pdf


To promote a safe system of work for traffic management operations.


This document was put together following extensive consultation with Highways Authorities, Contractors, maintenance agents, police, health and safety practitioners and highway research specialists.

Key Findings:

The document makes many practical recommendations for designing, implementing and managing road works, based on a simple framework of risk principles.


Risk, safety, management


The approach to risk and principles are potentially valuable. However, the industry has developed in the time since this was published and the two revisions to TSM Chapter 8 are likely to supersede much of the technical content in this document.