Since June 1, 2020, all flaggers working on Wisconsin state highways have been required to be certified in a state-specific flagger training curriculum. Any worker who is certified is required to take a refresher course every two years and demonstrate the flagging skills.
More than 200 MEUW member employees took part in webinars in the spring of 2020 and are now subject to re-certification. Those who work in communities that participate in MEUW’s Regional Safety Management Program (RSMP) are eligible for re-certification through that program. Those who are not part of RSMP may enroll in one of three upcoming WisDOT Flagger Certification classes MEUW plans to host in July 2022. The two-hour training will be conducted using Microsoft Teams and can be accessed from any Internet-connected device.
The cost to participate is $55 per person.
The requirement came into effect after Wisconsin Department of Transportation inspectors observed a number of work-zone safety issues, including inattentive flaggers and improper use of personal protective equipment. The training is designed to provide for the safety of flaggers and the traveling public.
> Training Dates: Tuesday, July 12, Wednesday, July 13, or Thursday, July 28.
Each class begins at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required. Registration now open.
> Link to Wisconsin Flagging Handbook, 2020