2.8.1. General responsibilities of the principal contractor: Traffic of self-propelled vehicles must be controlled in order to protect any person on a site. To that end, the principal contractor must plan the traffic of those vehicles so as to restrict backup maneuvers and set up new safety measures to protect any person circulating on the site. The principal contractor must also give prior information of the safety measures prescribed to any person who must circulate on the site.
The principal contractor is responsible for ensuring that signs, including maximum speed indicators, are set up. The principal contractor must mark off traffic lanes, backup areas and work areas, as the case may be. The principal contractor is also responsible for ensuring that dust is kept down on all roads.
Where it is foreseen that activities on the construction site will occupy at least 10 construction workers simultaneously at a particular stage of the work, the principal contractor must, before work begins, develop a traffic plan that complies with the requirements of section 2.8.2.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-2.1, r. 6, s. 2.8.1; O.C. 329-94, s. 5; O.C. 1078-2015, s. 2.