Work Zone Safety and Flagger Training


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Workshop Overview

Learn about safe flagging operations and applications for urban and rural situations and for low-speed and high-speed roadways. Group exercises will give you an opportunity to try out what you learn and to discuss the "how to" with other members of the class and the instructors. You will also receive your own copy of the latest editions of the pocket-sized Wisconsin Work Zone Safety Guide and Flagger's Handbook.

Who Should Attend?

  • Maintenance managers, supervisors and street, highway, and utility workers
  • Construction managers, field engineers, and inspectors
  • Engineering managers and designers
  • Safety directors, risk managers, and safety trainers
  • Emergency responders

Additional Information

These courses do provide flagger training in sufficient depth and length to meet WisDOT flagger certification requirements for work on state and connecting highways.

Workshop Outline


Exercise 1
  • Work Zone Devices & Setup
  • Traffic Control Zone
  • Planning Traffic Control
Exercise 2
  • Shoulder or Parking Lane
  • Low Speed & Low Volume
Exercise 3
  • Flaggers Handbook
  • Flagging Examples
Exercise 4
  • Mobile Flagging
  • Flagging Signals
  • Flagging Operations
  • Roundabouts
  • Multi-Lane
Exercise 5
  • Intersections & Detours
Exercise 6
  • Mobile Operations
  • Safety & Liability
  • Discussion (Q&A)
  • WisDOT Flagger Training


Greg Helgeson

Greg Helgeson worked 35 years as a traffic and highway project development engineer for the Wisconsin DOT in the SW and NW Regions, and the Central Office Headquarters.    He spent 28 years in traffic engineering,  with emphasis on traffic safety,  intersection control,  work-zone traffic control,  signing, marking and speed limits.  Greg addressed traffic safety concerns by working in collaboration with the County Traffic Safety Commissions,  local officials,  law enforcement and the public.  He has been instructing for the Transportation Information Center  since 2018,  and also works part-time as a traffic engineer for the transportation engineering firm Lakeside Engineers. 

Thomas Notbohm

Tom Notbohm has 30 years of experience with Wisconsin DOT and City of Madison Traffic Engineering. For WisDOT Tom managed various traffic operations and design programs, including work zone traffic control guidelines and policies. He had oversight responsibility for development of WisDOT’s transportation management plan guidelines. Since 2012 Tom has served as Senior Project Manager for TranSmart, a transportation engineering firm. He manages traffic engineering projects and led TranSmart’s work zone traffic analysis training efforts for Illinois DOT District 1.

Upcoming dates coming soon!

Take this workshop when it’s offered next!

Program Director

Andi Bill

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