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


  • 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.

  • Road traffic laws

    Understand road traffic laws and the rules of the road.

  • Local geography

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


  • Regulate traffic

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

  • React calmly in stressful situations

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use signalling equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Escort pedestrians across streets

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB