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. WSR 00-15-077, § 296-127-01329, filed 7/19/00, effective 7/19/00.]