For more information regarding sharing the road with OSOM Loads please read our OSOM Loads, Pilot and Traffic Escort Vehicles brochure.
Traffic Escort Wardens are managed by Main Roads and authorised by the Commissioner of Police to facilitate the safe movement of OSOM loads on the Western Australian road network. Traffic Escort Wardens ensure the safe travel of all OSOM movements that are in excess of 5.5 metres in width and over 40 metres in length, and any oversize loads moving on the freeway, Abernethy Loop or movement through the bollards.
Traffic escort vehicles are equipped with red and blue flashing lights situated on the roof of the vehicle. These will be in use when the vehicle is escorting an OSOM load. The vehicle also has the words “Traffic Escort” displayed on both sides of the vehicle. They are operated by Traffic Escort Wardens who for the purpose of facilitating safe movement of these loads and road users have the same power as a Police Officer.
In order to engage the services of a MRWA Traffic Escort Wardens, as set out in Section 18B of the Main Roads Act 1930, a Traffic Escort Services Agreement must be completed and signed by a company director or suitably authorized person, prior to traffic escort services being provided by Main Roads. The Traffic Escort Services Agreement is a legally binding ongoing contract between Main Roads and the Client (eg: Transport Operator / Company).
Traffic Escort Services are subject to the Traffic Escort Services Terms and Conditions which set out the terms, conditions, roles and responsibilities of each group involved in the contract (Traffic Escort Service Agreement) and should be read in conjunction with the Traffic Escort Service Policy.
Please note a revised version of the Traffic Escort Services Terms and Conditions will come into effect from 1 Augsut 2016.
| Traffic Escort Scheduling|
|Traffic Escort Schedulers ||Phone: 138 HVO (138 486)|
|Business Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday|
*Please note: a valid & relevant Main Roads RAV Permit is required to be provided to the Traffic Escort Warden prior to the movement under traffic escort commencing.
|DIMENSION||TRAFFIC ESCORT REQUIRMENTS||CURFEW|
Up to 5.50m wide
|No Traffic Escort Required||Monday to Friday - Over2.7M wide - 07:30am - 09:00am & 16:30pm to 18:00pm|
|5.51m - 6.50m wide||Traffic Escort Required||Monday to Friday - 07:30am to 09:00am & 16:30pm to 18:00pm|
|6.51m - 8.50m wide||Traffic Escort Required||No Movement on Fridays (movement allowed Monday to Thursday - 10:00am to 14:00pm ONLY, and weekends between sunrise & sunset).|
|8.51m wide & above (ex-metro areas only)||Traffic Escort Required||Monday to Friday (Movement allowed Saturday & Sunday between sunrise & sunset).|
|Up to 40m Length||No Traffic Escort Required||Monday to Friday - 07:30am to 09:00am & 16:30pm to 18:00pm.|
|40.1m Length and above|
Traffic Escort Required (Movement allowed Monday to Thursday - 10:00am to 14:00pm ONLY, Saturday & Sunday – Sunrise to Sunset)
Friday - All Day
( Movement allowed Monday to Thursday - 10:00am to 14:00pm ONLY, Saturday & Sunday - Sunrise to Sunset)
|All OSOM Loads on Graham Farmer, Kwinana & Mitchell Freeways|
Traffic Escort Required (Minimum 2 pilots required).
2 x Traffic Escort required (minimum 2 pilots required)
DAY MOVEMENT :
- EXECPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES ONLY
NIGHT MOVEMENT :
Sunday to Thursday 23:00pm - 05:00am
|All OSOM Loads through Bollards||Escort Required (minimum requirement - Traffic Escort for duration of bollard crossing)||Curfew is determined via the dimensions of the loads/s requiring access to the bollards.|
The Mass Management Module came into effect 1 January 2016
In WA, operators of certain types of heavy vehicles must become accredited to gain a permit or order from Main Roads.
Western Australian Heavy Vehicle Accreditation is mandatory for individuals and organisations that require a permit or order to perform any transport task as part of a commercial business or for profit within Western Australia, including interstate operators.
Accreditation involves two modules - Fatigue and Vehicle Maintenance, which operators are required to incorporate into their daily work practices. With recent changes to legislation, there have been enhancements made to the WAHVA scheme which include the introduction of a Mass Management Module Standard, a Dimension and Loading Management Module Standard and changes to the WAHVA Business Rules. These additional modules are planned for inclusion in audit cycles from January 2016.
Accreditation does not exempt operators from complying with other requirements of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012.