Flagger training and certification requirements
From Maine Department of Transportation Flagger Certification:
- The term “certified” only applies to MaineDOT employees and contractors/utilities on Maine DOT projects plus municipalities under a “Locally-administered Project” agreement.
- Under State law since 1991, “all privately employed flaggers must have training consistent with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)”.
- As a result of annual flagger injuries and deaths, MaineDOT has improved MaineDOT Specification 652 which requires flagger certification on all projects using State and/or Federal funds. MaineDOT has also instituted an administrative policy (DOT APM 422) in late 2000 for the protection of workers and the driving public and to improve the overall quality of flagging in Maine. This policy pertains to “certification”, and not solely “training”.
For more information about MaineDOT Flagger Certification Program or resources for flagger training, check out the Work Zone Safety/Flagging Information website below.