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Hand-signaller Initial

Introduction

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the understanding required to successfully interpret the relevant parts of the Rule Book when required to carry out hand-signalling duties.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding when hand-signals have to be used.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of all relevant safety procedures when on or near the line.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the equipment used by a hand-signaller.
  • Be able to understand and demonstrate the placing of detonator protection when carrying out their duties.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of where the hand-signaller is positioned and who to receive instructions from.
  • Be able to demonstrate the use of the phonetic alphabet.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of signal identification and the use of an SPRS when required
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding when engineering work takes place on a line not under a possession.
  • Be able to understand the protection arrangements in connection with AC or DC when the current is switched off.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the role of the hand-signaller in connection with a defective or disconnected signal.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding in connection within temporary block working.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding when positioned with regard to Single Line Working.

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment

This course is classroom based and therefore no P.P.E is required.

Certification

This competency is valid for two years. A Network Rail Sentinel card will be awarded to each successful candidate.

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Hampshire, SO50 6AA

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