Portable Traffic Signals


The 1/2 day course is aimed at anyone who uses a standard two way set of traffic lights.

The full day course is aimed at supervisors or others who set up and use multi phase (3 or 4 way junctions) or multi head (more than one head per junction) traffic signals.

To complete this course you must either hold an in date SWQR (Street Works Signing Qualification) or have completed the Jersey Road Works Safety course.

Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced operator looking to refresh your skills, we'll ensure the course is suitable, useful and rewarding.

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You will receive formal training in the knowledge and skills required

To assess traffic flow rates and set up the Portable Traffic Signal (PTS) in the correct locations to manage the through traffic in the safest possible manner.

We cover every aspect from initial risk assessment of the site, through approach and exit signage to setting up the light timings to suit the volume of traffic.

The 1/2 day course, for standard 2 way set of PTS, will cover items including

  • Pre Start Checks
  • Setting up the controllers as per the Permit
  • Correct use and setup of Vehicle Activation, Fixed Times & Manual Control
  • Correct setting up of the PTS and associated cones and signs


The 1 day course will cover the above, but also include the set up and use of multi phase and multi head PTS and is aimed at the experienced operator and / or supervisor and requires more specialist knowledge.



Course Information

It's important that the training is enjoyable, relevant and useful. That's why all of our courses are tailored to your needs. The following information is for general guidance, and we are happy to discuss your content, duration, location, certification and cost requirements.


The course is delivered through a combination of classroom-based tutorials and practical exercises. You will be assessed through theory and practical tests. All of our trainers are accredited.

4safety can train/assess up to 6 candidates depending on the course.

As with all of our courses, we ask if the candidates can read and understand English. We can provide a translator for the entire course or just for the theory if necessary, but there is an extra charge and we need to know this at the booking stage.


Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded a 4safety certificate.


1/2 day for 2 way set of Portable Traffic Signals

1 day for multi phase or multi head Portable Traffic Signals


4safety, Home Farm, Rue de Grouville, Jersey, JE3 9HP, or at the customer's premises.


 Please call 744710 to discuss

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