Profession crossing guard

Crossing guards direct pedestrians in public places like streets nearby schools or railways to cross public roads and intersections by observing traffic and holding a stop sign towards the vehicles to allow the crossing of pedestrians in a safe and orderly manner.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Local geography

    The range of physical and geographical properties and descriptions of a local area, by street names and not only.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Traffic signs

    The signals and road signs used in traffic, their meaning and what to do or not to do when you come across them.

Skills

  • Use signalling equipment

    Utilise signalling equipment, like traffic signs or signalling lights, to regulate traffic or transport.

  • Escort pedestrians across streets

    Help pedestrians who have difficulties crossing streets across the street, stopping traffic if necessary.

  • React calmly in stressful situations

    React quickly, calmly, and safely to unexpected situations; provide a solution that solves the problem or diminishes its impact.

  • Regulate traffic

    Regulate the flow of traffic by using assigned hand signals, assisting travellers on the road, and aiding people to cross the street.

  • Interpret traffic signals

    Observe lights on the road, road conditions, nearby traffic, and prescribed speed limits to ensure safety. Interpret traffic signals and act accordingly.

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Monitor traffic flow

    Monitor the traffic that passes by a certain point, like for instance a pedestrian crossing. Monitor the amount of vehicles, the speed at which they go by and the interval between the passing by of two successive cars.

Optional knowledge and skills

handle conflicts assist emergency services ensure public safety and security report unsafe behaviour stop speeding vehicles act as contact person during equipment incident write signalling reports deal with aggressive behaviour work in shifts educate public on road safety provide first aid tolerate stress instruct public record license plates of violators manage major incidents inform drivers of detour routes