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Control measure
Appoint safety officers

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appoint safety officers at railway incidents

Understand:

  • The circumstances in which fire and rescue personnel may act as safety officers
  • The considerations when positioning safety officers at rail incidents
  • The delegated responsibilities of a safety officer when working near railways
  • Methods of signalling to stop or slow trains
  • The need to stand down safety officers at rail incidents and when this can be done

Refer to Incident ground safety management - Incident command training specification

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Appoint safety officers at railway incidents

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess the requirement for safety officers at incidents
  • Position safety officers at rail incidents
  • Safely stand down safety officers at rail incidents