Traffic Management

PORTABOOM(R) sets a new benchmark in safety

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Since the introduction of PORTABOOM® in 2015, D&D Group have recorded a 90%* reduction of incidents and near misses as a result of the revolutionary traffic management system compared with standard traffic management techniques. 

PORTABOOM® is a portable boom gate designed to facilitate the safe management of moving vehicles, plant and people. It is remote controlled which allows Traffic Controllers to manage traffic flow from a ‘safe zone’, distancing them from live traffic rather than be positioned in the path of moving vehicles when operating the SLOW/STOP sign. The physical barrier of PORTABOOM® ensures that motorists can’t ignore the Traffic Controller and provides enhanced protection of workzones. 

Robert Cazzolli, Managing Director or D&D Group said “In Australia, in recent years, there have been between 2 and 6 Traffic Controller fatalities per year# – a totally unacceptable and avoidable number. Together with the PORTABOOM® Team, D&D Group is committed to ensuring that Traffic Controllers are working in the safest possible conditions. Since the introduction of PORTABOOM® we have significantly enhanced safety on over 2,500 sites. Through widespread use of the PORTABOOM(R) technology, we believe that the fatality rate can be reduced to zero.”

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Other benefits of PORTABOOM® include the ability to maximise crew efficiency and minimise downtime. It is also an effective method to manage fatigue and provides an overall cost savings to the client of up to 30% on applicable jobs. 

For more information about PORTABOOM® call D&D Group on 1300 329 738 or visit 

* Source: D&D Group. Near misses and incidents are recorded by D&D Traffic Management as part of compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Legislation

# Work Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Annual Reports – Published by Safe Work Australia