July 17, 2017

Road Works Safety


Generally, road traffic causes significant dangers to people working on the roads. On the other hand, roadworks can put other road users in a dangerous situation. It is in this context that Department of Public Works and Highways developed the Road Works Safety Manual for use throughout the Philippines. This manual shall be used at roadwork and bridgework sites when providing signage and traffic management to warn, guide and control traffic. The principles in the manual aim to maximize the safety of workers and the public during roadworks.

The UP National Center for Transportation Studies in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and Highways offered this Road Works Safety Course to provide a uniform approach to worksite traffic management through the use of standard signs and layouts that can be applied to most road work situations.

Target Participants

Municipal/City planners, Municipal/City engineers, traffic engineers, transportation planners, local and national government personnel involved in transportation and related functions


At the end of the training, the participants will be able:
1. To enhance their knowledge and skills about traffic management and road safety during road maintenance and construction
2. To standardize traffic control on worksites using the Road Works Safety Manual of the Department of Public Works and Highways; and
3. To demonstrate safe working methods into actual road works situations.

Course Outline

Module 1. Introduction to Worksite Traffic Management
Module 2. Worksite Layout of Signages and Devices
Module 3. Signs for Worksites
Module 4. Traffic Control Devices and Traffic Controllers
Module 5. Introduction to Road Works Safety Manual
Module 6. Traffic Management Plan during Road Works Field Visit, Workshops and Presentation

Participation Fee

Php 12,000 per person, inclusive of training kit, course materials, certificate with holder, lunch, and snacks. Please make checks payable to UP National Center for Transportation Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPNCTSFI).

Minimum Degree Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree.


Application form can be downloaded here.
Required documents and payment details can be downloaded here.