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TTM Update


9 November 2021




TTM activity updates

TTM review

Waka Kotahi is reviewing the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (COPTTM). We are making good progress updating the guidance to move to a more risk based approach.

We ran two webinars about why this new guidance is so important to support road safety, as well as covering how we are writing the guide and how we plan to partner with the industry to embed the new guidance. If you missed the live streams, you can access a recording here.  

We have had lots of good questions about the new guide and are keeping FAQs updated on our website.

We had some feedback about the timing for sharing the draft guide for feedback. To ensure we are able to get good engagement with the industry, we will now be looking to share it in early 2022.

We will run some more webinars before we release the draft guide, sharing the details of the guide and letting you know what to expect. Look out for invites later in the month.

Audit updates

The winter programme has finished and findings have been presented internally at Waka Kotahi and will be presented to industry leaders on 5 November 2021.

Overall, the findings were consistent with the previous summer programme and we are working with the industry to look at how we make improvements.  

The 2021/22 summer audit programme starts in mid-November and our auditors will be focusing on:

  • G-failings
  • Mentoring
  • SafeyZone/Live lane
  • The use of Generics


Changes to CoPTTM from 1 October 2021

Changes to TC and L2/3 STMS-NP warrants came into effect on 1 October 2021.

The responsibilities of a TC have been changed to reduce the risk associated with activities that the role has previously been allowed to perform. 

For example, the following activities will not be the responsibility of the TC from 1 October 2021: 

  • Set up and remove TTM that impacts the lane at static worksites 
  • Leading a mobile operation

1 October 2021 is the effective date of the removal of exceptions that allow an STMS-NP to take charge (subject to conditions) of the TTM for shoulder closures, capital projects and mobile operations on level 2 roads where all activity is at least two metres clear of the edgeline. 

Read the TTM notice here.



Safety camera trial

We have approval to pilot unmanned safety cameras in road work sites. The trial will start early in 2022 and will run for 12 months. We will be looking for suitable sites across the country.

We want to make sure we get the best value from our enforcement activity – so we not only decrease speed in particular sites and increase safety, but also more generally wherever we have roadworks.



Courses and training

Train the Trainer

The TTM Training Team have been trying to reschedule a Train the Trainers workshop, which was originally planned for September, to a date later in 2021. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this is now unlikely to take place until 2022.

If you are interested in becoming a TTM Trainer, please work towards gaining your prerequisites as soon as possible so you will be eligible to attend once we are able to reschedule it.

If want to register your interest in becoming a TTM Trainer, please email with your name and qualifications. 

We will look to hold this workshop for vaccinated attendees once we have entered the COVID-19 Protection Framework. This will give us more certainty on making sure it is able to go ahead on the planned dates.

TTM Certificate launch

Connexis was hoping to launch new TTM Qualifications in October 2021 however, they have encountered issues with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and funding approval for TTM programmes.

The launch of the TTM qualifications will be put on hold pending the approval from TEC. We expect to have an update about the qualification launch in late November.

The TTM qualifications on hold are:
• Micro-credential in Traffic Management Operative (Level 3)
• Micro-credential in Site Traffic Management Specialist non-practising (Level 3)
• New Zealand Certificate in Temporary Traffic Worksite Management (Level 3)

TTM Assessor briefing completed

On 27 and 28 October, we held a TTM Assessor briefing for eligible trainees. Pending successful completion of the assessment, we will soon be able to welcome 20 new Assessors to the industry.

If you are interested in becoming a TTM Assessor, please register your interest by emailing with your name and qualifications. 



Roadworks safety

Are you doing everything you can to make sure our people working on the frontline are safe when you drive through roadworks?

In the video above, we hear from Greg Major, Senior Network Manager at Waka Kotahi, as he offers some perspective from the other side of the road as to the importance of driving safely through our roadworks.