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Points Operator (AOD PO) Initial

Introduction

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the understanding required to successfully interpret the relevant parts of the Rule Book Module T5, when required to operate power operated points by hand.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the duties of the points operator and route setting agent.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of all the relevant safety procedures.
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the definitions and types of failures within a possession.
  • Be able to understand the staffing arrangements for complex failures.\
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the actions of the points operator and the route setting agent.
  • Be able to understand and use the phonetic alphabet.
  • Be able to understand the actions of the points operator regarding the site arrangements with the Signaller and Engineering Supervisor
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the protection arrangements if trains need to be stopped in any adjacent lines.
  • Demonstrate the actions of the persons responsible for a simple failure.
  • Demonstrate the actions taken by the points operator.
  • Be able to understand the procedure for a complex failure.
  • Be able to understand the procedure when leaving points secured or unattended.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of returning the points to normal operation.

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, they MUST be in possession of:

  • Protective “all orange” high Visibility Clothing to Network Rail Standard
  • Safety Footwear (Boots) to Network Rail Standard
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to Network Rail Standard
Certification

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

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