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Traffic Marshall / Gateman


The main responsibility of a Traffic Marshall (sometimes called a Gateman) is to meet all visitors to the construction site at the gate.

The key duties of a Traffic Marshall may differ depending on the needs of the individual site, but some of your core responsibilities may include:

  • Meet all site traffic at the front gate and direct them safely through the site
  • Monitor vehicle movement in and out of the car park
  • Present a positive image of the company to all visitors and offer assistance at all times
  • Issue security passes, check and issue PPE, and site health and safety inductions where appropriate
  • Monitor and respond to security alarm system activations
  • Liaise with site staff to plan ahead for the day’s delivery and despatch schedule
  • General tidying and housekeeping
  • Lock up the gate at the end of the day
  • Carry out other ad-hoc duties where required


The average hours for a Traffic Marshall may vary depending on the site and the individual contract, but are usually around 40 hours per week.

Because Gatemen/Traffic Marshalls are often the first people to arrive at the site in the morning, and the last to leave on an evening, you may expect your role to include some early starts, with overtime on evenings and weekends.

Typical Hourly Rate

Depending on the location of the site and your contract, the typical rate for a Traffic Marshall can range between £8 - £13 per hour.

Required Qualifications

To become a Traffic Marshall, most employers will require the following:

  • CPCS - Plant & Vehicle Marshaller
  • CSCS card
  • Some employers may also require you to hold an SIA Licence


  • Do I need experience?

    Yes, you will need at least one year of construction experience.

  • Do I need a CSCS card?

    Yes, it is highly unlikely that you will be allowed on site without a CSCS card.

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