School Crossing Patrols

Our modular training course is a one day event and is split into two core parts the first addressing the Legal responsibility and the second addressing the practical aspects of the role.

There is a myriad of legislation some specifically addressing the role of the Crossing Patrol and some addressing the charges of the Patrol "Everyone recognises the valuable job lollipop men and women do in contributing to road safety. However, few people realise that legally they can only help children cross the road on the way to and from school.

The course is the following modules:



  • Schools Crossing Patrols
  • Road Traffic Act
  • Uniform & Sign
  • Who may cross
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Parents are always responsible for their children’s safety
  • Risk
  • Health and Safety at work Act
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992
  • Miscellaneous
  • Court, fitness, vision
  • Power to stop


  • Sight line impairment
  • Pedestrian problems
  • Sight line impairment of crossing                          
  • Single/Dual
  • Puffin & Pelican
  • Pedestrian user friendly
  • Toucan
  • Two can
  • Judging distance
  • Aids to judging distance
  • Judging speed
  • Stopping distances
  • Arrival
  • Allow time to check site
  • Check signs and lights
  • Be continuously aware of road conditions
  • Waiting position on pathway or reservation


Control of pedestrians

  • Selecting who and when to stop            
  • Stopping traffic
  • Beckoning pedestrians    
  • Regaining the pathway 
  • Leaving site
  • Never before time               
  • Lights