Direct Traffic is a service based Company providing traffic control & management to clients and customers. The Company head office is located in Minto, NSW and operates NSW wide including Sydney, Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst, Wollongong, and Newcastle.
Direct Traffic was formed in 2007 by Mechelina Van Der Ende & Adam Spilsted, starting with only 2 vehicles and 6 employees. Since 2007, the Company has grown to a fleet of over 30+ traffic control vehicle's and 70+ employees.
Direct Traffic understands the importance of effective traffic management at all worksites, and offers premium traffic control services to customers. In order to maximise the safety and quality of worksites, we take into account a number of important factors, including the control of pedestrians, and the impact and maintenance of traffic flow. Direct Traffic has a wide range of experience, from large-scale projects to small custom jobs, so we can guarantee our capability to deliver an effective and safe traffic management solution.
We employ highly experienced and accredited Traffic Control Officers and Team Leaders in order to provide expert service customers can rely on. All Direct Traffic staff undergo task-based training and company inductions to ensure that our strict requirements for safety, quality and environment are met and understood. On top of this, Direct Traffic employs safety specialist who will monitor your project to identify any concerns, and provide extensive reports to the customer.
Direct Traffic’s highly trained personnel are accredited to design and prepare top-quality management plans to meet any project requirements. We are dedicated to providing effective plans that optimise work efficiency and safety, whilst minimising traffic delays, congestion, and general inconvenience to all road users.
The Direct Traffic design team will advise you of any and all applicable permits during the design process of your management plans. Using or occupying a road or public way will require approval from the relevant authority, and permits can vary. The kinds of permits that may need to be lodged include:
Our team will ensure that any required applications are made on your behalf and all necessary permits are obtained. We note that it is common to need multiple permits, as some roads are owned and maintained by different authorities.
Temporary traffic arrangements require careful planning, design and implementation in accordance with a safe and effective system of work, as defined in relevant work method statements and industry manuals. Direct Traffic will identify and create plans to mitigate and control any potential risks that will affect your worksite.
Direct Traffic is a one-stop shop for your traffic needs and can provide technology and equipment of the highest standard for your project. All of our equipment is compliant with the Australian Standards, ensuring the best and safest tools for your worksite. They are available for hire on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Direct Traffic can supply your site with:
We will send an accredited Traffic Officer to install your equipment on site, and will ensure that your site complies with the Australian Standards.
Direct Traffic is now using the Online Induction portal to complete Company specific training and induction. please follow the link on the home page to register as a user and complete your induction.
Direct Traffic Pty Ltd would like to take this opportunity to inform you that it has now installed GPS tracking devices on all Company Vehicles. The Company has decided to take this step after much careful consideration.
We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, hard working, and willing to work with a friendly team in Bathurst, Orange, Lithgow, Sydney.
I am a resident of Denison St Bondi Junction and as you would be aware we are having our roadway resurfaced at present. The road has been closed to traffic and early this afternoon I was dropped off by a taxi at the bottom of the street to venture home, up a steep hill, laden with shopping. To my great delight one of your workers (Brian I think) came to the taxi as I was stepping out and carried my bags to the door.
I want to express my deep thanks and gratitude to you and your staff. They have all been exemplary in their concern for residents during this project. What a wonderful world it would be if this example of community care were the benchmark for all society.
Kind regards and again many thanks,
Working on Fourth Ave Denistone was probably not the hardest site we have ever had for traffic and pedestrians BUT working around Ryde Hospital with patients coming and going. Also a Mental Health Unit for out patients next door. This made it a very tricky situation. I would like to take the opportunity to let you know that Anna and Trish went over and above to insure that all both drivers and pedestrians were managed in both a professional and respectful manner. On many occasions working the pedestrians across the road and also taking a minute or two to make them feel comfortable and safe with all the work going on around them. I have worked with I think most of your crews over the last 6 months or so and have found them all to be professional and from good to great traffic controllers but after watching the ladies work that day they showed that they were the best for the day. I must say thank you very much.
Power Distribution Services
I'm very happy to tell you what a help Direct Traffic is to me in my underground communications infrastructure work on our large University campus.
As some of our pits and conduits are in roadways, I need to feel sure that there won't be accidents when we are doing inspections or having new infrastructure installed. As an IT worker, naturally I expected cabling contractors to allow for an appropriate level of traffic control for proposed works. However, I became aware that some companies were turning in cheaper, winning quotes by skimping. If a contractor has their labourers standing out there with stop/slow bats and no other equipment, you really doubt if they are properly trained. Occasionally people seem to have turned up in the early morning and done the work with no traffic control at all, which is completely unacceptable. I don't care that the negligent contractor is legally responsible for any resulting accidents -- I don't want there to *be* any accidents.
Even reputable contractors who have allowed for proper traffic control can find themselves in an awkward position if the work is taking longer than expected -- I don't want anyone to be tempted to rush the installation or to compromise safety because they realise they are starting to lose money on the job. Safety and good quality installation are more important than
spending a few extra dollars. I also feel sorry for honest contractors who miss out on winning quotes because someone dishonest undercuts them by planning to do a quick and dirty job or to work unsafely. For all these reasons, I no longer have traffic control included in installation quotes and I arrange directly with your company to provide safe, professional traffic control with all the correct equipment, for however long the job really takes. This significantly cuts down on the problems and risks that I have mentioned above. Furthermore, if our campus security staff ask me to have extra measures taken, such as for a higher level of pedestrian control, it is easy for me to arrange this quickly with you.
Naturally, as an IT worker, I expect the tradespeople I engage to take responsibility for the management of the site and for showing the traffic controllers what needs to be done. Direct Traffic works with our contractor in the usual way, but keeps me up to date about the services provided so that I can understand and certify the invoices. Whenever I am a visitor to the site, the traffic control supervisor explains the activities to me and introduces me to the staff. I believe in quality work for a fair price and I'm sure that that is what we are getting.
Our use of traffic control is quite irregular and does not amount to a large sum over the course of a year, so we don't sign a contract with any particular company. I could go to another company if I wanted to, but I'm so happy with the services of Direct Traffic that it's not worth my while.
Other traffic controllers never look as alert or well-equipped. Direct Traffic's staff are also invaluable in our occasional dealings with the local council and RMS, as they deal with these organisations all the time.
I know that I would not be one of your big customers, but your staff are always ready to help me when I ring up. With a large number of inattentive pedestrians on our site, I'm glad to know that I'm dealing with traffic controllers who are familiar with our situation and are able to put the most appropriate measures in place. I don't receive complaints about the work you do, even though I work in a place where people don't hesitate to complain.
Direct Traffic was recommended to me, and I warmly pass on this recommendation to any other organisation like our University. By engaging Direct Traffic, I can relax in the knowledge that our safety is in the hands of experts.
Communications Infrastructure Analyst
ICT Communications Services (G17)
The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
The Priority Sewerage Program Alliance (PSP) has engaged Direct Traffic Solutions across all three of our current construction projects. The original scope of Direct was the provision of traffic control for specific works at Glossodia as part of the roll out of the current PSP projects. Due to successful and strong performance at this work site, Direct was engaged for the remainder of this project (3 Towns project) and was awarded the provision of traffic control services for the Agnes Banks and Londonderry (ABL) project. In addition to this Direct was awarded further work at our Hawkesbury Heights and Yellow Rock (HHYR) project after the original traffic control contactor was removed due to substandard performance.
All of the works undertaken by Direct for PSP have included works on RTA and Local Council road networks. With particular reference to the ABL project Direct have shown a high level of professionalism and competence in their company management, field supervisors and traffic controllers.
Direct have worked and continue to work with PSP on these current projects in all facets, with particular emphasis on the management of safety and safety outcomes. This included adapting, without any issue, to a new safety management process introduced by PSP during the delivery of all our current projects. Direct have also maintained constant and consistent supervision by providing a lead supervisor as a single point of contact for project staff. This supervisor in conjunction with Direct management has always immediately rectified any issues, as well as providing advice that has saved PSP numerous dollars in traffic control costs.
Direct have also demonstrated high level of responsiveness to changes in daily work programs, as well as with dealings with the RTA Traffic Control Centre that has also saved PSP delays and costs.
I fully recommend Direct Traffic Solutions for work in the provision of traffic control services. Direct is defiantly one of the best traffic control companies I have work with and I would have no hesitation in including Direct in future tenders.
Priority Sewerage Program
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