Designated Person

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide staff who undertake the duties of Designated Person with the necessary skills and underpinning knowledge. These include attending and dealing with failed vehicles: –

• In a Depot
• On a Mainline
• In Sidings
• At a Station

Learning Objectives

    • At the end of this course the delegate will be able to:
      • Have a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Person
      • Have a clear understanding of the relevant Railway Group Standards and Rulebook GE/RT8000 Module “T-10” as well as local instructions
      • Be able to read and interpret the Sectional Appendix and Hazard Directory
      • Have a clear understanding of Group and Lone Designated Person requirements when attending and dealing with a failed vehicle
      • Demonstrate the ability to liaise with the appropriate personnel when setting up a “Safe System of Work” for failed vehicles

Course Duration One Day, including the assessment process.

Pre-Requisites Delegates to have documentary evidence of previous rail experience and MUST be in possession of a valid P.T.S. card.

Personal Protective Equipment This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of:-

  • Protective “all orange” high Visibility Clothing to BS EN 471:2003
  • Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Safety Glasses BS. EN.166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F

Certification This competency is valid for 2 years. A Network Rail certificate will be awarded to each successful candidate.