Crossing Supervisor

Crossing Supervisors and other miscellaneous labourer's are in charge of ensuring that pedestrians get across roadways safely. They take control of the flow of traffic and stop all vehicles from proceeding so that the pedestrians can cross safely. Crossing Supervisors provide a necessary and extremely important service to the community and are indispensable when it comes to the safety and security of pedestrians.

Duties and tasks

  • Assist children, elderly persons, disabled people and other pedestrians cross the roadway
  • Control all traffic at cross streets and intersections
  • Ensure that children do not enter unknown vehicles
  • Maintain order of those crossing the streets
  • Watch for anyone approaching pedestrians in a threatening manner

Skills required

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to watch all areas to ensure peoples safety
  • Absolute attention to detail
  • Knowledge of proper signaling motions
  • Knowledge of traffic patterns
  • True concern for peoples safety

Working conditions

Crossing Supervisors always work outdoors. They must endure brutal weather conditions such as extreme heat in summer and incredible freezing temperatures in winter. They also need to deal with people who disobey their signals and put the pedestrians and the Crossing Supervisor in jeopardy.

Professional associations / Industry information

Service Skills Australia 

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