Massive demolition projects such as the deconstruction of buildings and other infrastructure can impact its surrounding area. Aside from noise, dust, and vibration, it also affects the movement of people and a vehicle around the subject area.
Implementing an efficient traffic management plan will be crucial in demolition works and development projects. Here are the six frequently asked questions about Traffic Management Plan or TMP.
What is TMP in construction?
Answer: TMP stands for the traffic management plan. It helps to facilitate strategies in implementing traffic controls around the job site areas. Its scope will be depending on the size of a project and the demolition agency’s work zone policy.
What is the traffic management plan?
Answer: As the name suggests, a traffic management plan (or TMP in construction). It governs people, and vehicles are being adequately managed in the demolition site. Having concrete traffic management plans maintain the efficacy of traffic controls during the process. It should be regularly monitored and reviewed for the potential changes that occurred on the job site.
Why is TMP in construction important?
Answer: TMP is important to help a well-managed traffic. TMP is also essential in maximizing the space, minimizing pollution and providing an alternative route. Also, avoiding demolition work hazards, prevention of congestion for safety and security reasons.
What are the possible risks in traffic during the demolition works?
Answer: Unintended collapsing of the structures and debris falls can injure the person and even the passengers in that area. Accidents can be tragically fatal depending on the size, weight, and impact of the fallen structure. Other health concerning factors associated with demolition works are inhalation of smoke, dust, and dirt.
What can you do to control traffic management risks?
Answer: Here are some practical ways to control traffic:
- Keeping the people and vehicles separated
- Handling pedestrian crossings
- Providing space for parking areas
- Installing signs and road markings
- Managing load and unloading vehicles
- Planning vehicle reroutes
When should a traffic management plan be reviewed?
Answer: Frequent traffic monitoring in the demolition job site is highly advisable to maintain its efficacy. Conducting risk assessment, identifying potential hazards, checking safety standards also essential in ensuring the current workflow condition.
What are examples of traffic controls?
Answer: The following examples of traffic controls commonly seen in demolition job sites:
- Installation of guardrails as a safety barrier for motorists
- Marking lines in walkways and bollards
- Setting up a temporary overhead walkway for passerby
- Installation of barriers between pedestrian and mobile-powered plant
- Putting caution and warning signages in the surrounding area
- Providing clear lightings during the night time.
Manage your demolition projects properly
Demolition works can cause inconvenience to its surrounding environment. The good news is that we can make a traffic management plan effectively. Get in touch with Marco Demolition, call us at 647-570-7077 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave your inquires on our website contact page. Looking forward to hearing a response from you!