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Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the understanding required to successfully interpret the relevant parts of the Handbook 4, when required to operate power operated points by hand.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -

  • 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.
  • Course Duration

    One Day, including the assessment process.

    Pre-Requisites

    Delegates must be in possession of a valid Sentinel card endorsed for IWA/COSS.

    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.