For the intents and purposes of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12
RCW, the scope of work for flaggers is as follows:
Controls and directs pedestrian and vehicular traffic through construction projects using sign, hand and flag signals, warning paddles and radio communication.
Informs drivers of detour routes through construction sites. Distributes signs, markers, flares, barricades, cones and other traffic control devices along construction sites in designated patterns.
Is responsible for the safety of the workers and the public on construction sites.
Must have completed a Washington state approved flagging course, or the equivalent.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 39.12 RCW, RCW 43.22.270 and 43.22.051. 00-15-077, § 296-127-01329, filed 7/19/00, effective 7/19/00.]