In order to qualify as a registered TM operative under Sector Scheme 12AB, candidates must have completed the 12AB Operative Training day and received “on the job” training and gained experience with their employer.  Candidates will require a 12AB Operative Logbook (usually purchased when the training day is completed) which is used to record observations of the candidates implementing temporary traffic management in their normal workplace.  The logbook contains 8 units of competence, all of which require successful assessments to be recorded on 3 occasions, with each observation a minimum of 2 weeks apart.  It is expected by the Awarding Body that each candidate undergoing assessment will be seen on a minimum of 5 occasions by an assessor in order to be completed as not all of the units of competence will be seen on every visit from the assessor.

It is important to note that all assessments must be carried out on live works, closures cannot be put on purely for assessment purposes.

Units of competence:

Unit 1 – Routine checks on plant and equipment
Unit 2 – Selection and loading of TM equipment
Unit 3 – Access to and conduct on site
Unit 4 – Placing of signs and cones
Unit 5 – Temporary lighting
Unit 6 – Site clearance
Unit 7 – Maintenance
Unit 8 – Miscellaneous tasks


TM Registration Cards Will be issued by LANTRA Awards which are valid for 5 years.


Renewal prior to card expiry can be attained by attending either the 1/2 Day 12AB Refresher Course or by attending the 1 Day 12AB Operative Training course.

Renewal after the registration card has expired is by attending the 1 Day 12AB Operative Training course.