Flagger Interview Questions and Answers

Updated: September 11, 2018

What duties have you performed in the role of a flagger?
As a flagger, I have been busy taking and following instructions from foremen regarding the need to place boards and signs on construction sites. Picking up the right signs and boards, and placing them in the right places at the right times is something that I do on a daily basis. Apart from this, I am responsible for putting up barricades, and traffic cones to ensure that traffic is directed to diversions or alternate routes.

What skills do you possess which make you an excellent person to hire as a flagger at our company?
I have been working as a flagger for over a year now, and have developed quite a solid skills set. I am well-versed in making decisions regarding the type of signs and barricades required for each site, and can efficiently place them. In addition to this, I am talented in using hand gestures to direct traffic to alternate routes, aiming to keep drivers comfortable and away from danger. Moreover, I possess demonstrated expertise in assisting construction workers in performing their work, as and when required.

How do you feel about working in inclement weather?
Flaggers have to work in extreme heat and cold, rain and snow, and all other types of weather conditions. It is part of their work. And I have no issues working in inclement weather.

What has been the most challenging thing that you have had to do in your present position?
I was assigned to a road construction site where there was a sharp turn that became even more dangerous when the construction work began. It took all that I had to devise a way to warn drivers to slow down, way before they could see the sharp bend in the road.

What do you find unpleasant about the work?
To be perfectly honest, I love the work immensely and do not find anything unpleasant about it.

What are your future plans?
I have worked as a flagger for a year which is not enough time to actually learn everything about the work. However, once I am well-versed in it, I hope to train as a construction worker – since I already work on construction sites, and often offer my assistance, I am sure that this end is not too far away!