The Temporary Workplace Traffic Control Manual (Manual) is the means by which the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal 'publishes' the minimum standards for traffic control at temporary workplaces on or near the roads for which he / she has legal authority.
The Manual will be revised periodically. When changes occur, the Minister will update the Web copy noted below. As soon as 'published' on the Web, the newer edition will become the current legal edition. It becomes effective on the (Web) publication date and supercedes any and all previously published versions, whether published in hard copy or electronically.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal may not reach every Manual user while broadcasting notifications of changes. It is therefore the sole responsibility of Manual users to check periodically to make sure they have the latest and legal edition. To make sure you are using the current
The current Manual may be downloaded in pdf format by mouse clicking on this link: www.gov.ns.ca/tran/tcm/Traffic-Control-Manual-20120601.pdf. Alternatively, copy the link information into your Web browser address line, and press 'enter' to start the download. *(You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to view manual)*
A foreword at the front of the 2012.06.01 Manual summarizes changes since it was published in 2010. Manual users are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the changes before doing new work.
An update file has been prepared to assist Manual users who wish to update their 2010.05.15 Manuals to the new 2012.06.01 standards. The update file contains the pages directly affected by changes. As well, where change has occurred on a double sided page in the 2010.05.15 Manual the reverse side of that page has been included in the updates too. This will permit those updating to remove a double sided page and replace it with a new double sided page. Mouse click this active link to download the 2012 update file: 2010 - 2012 Manual Update Pages
Important Note: The update file for double sided replacement has been compiled to work with Manual documents as originally published by the Department in 2010.05.15. If end users have altered page numbering or formatting during previous Manual updates, they will have to make sure that the replacement page sequence offered in the 2012 update file captures all new information correctly. This pdf file is unprotected, to facilitate page manipulation by end users, in case that becomes necessary.
The Department does not distribute printed copies of the Manual directly. To meet the needs of those unable to download the legal version, black and white printed copies of the Manual and electronic copies may be purchased by contacting Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations using your preferred method from the following:
Disks may be taken to a commercial printer to meet your printing needs.
The Manual is copyrighted. The document may not be altered, except as authorized by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. It may not be copied, or distributed, in whole or in part, for profit or gain, without express written permission from the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Without additional permission, individuals may copy the Manual for their own use. Agencies and companies may copy and distribute the Manual within their agency or company for training, and to support compliance with standards.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal administers three provincial qualifications related to the Manual, they are: