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Control measure

Identify all present power systems

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Performing rescues near rail power systems

Understand:

  • How to identify rail power systems
  • Safe working distances from rail power systems
  • That a permit to work on railway is required
  • The circumstances when a rescue can be performed without a permit to work

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Performing rescues near rail power systems

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Gather relevant information regarding power systems
  • Identify live power supplies and request isolation
  • Establish appropriate safe systems of work when working near electrical power systems
  • Communicate relevant hazard, risk and control measure information to all personnel
  • Request a permit to work on a railway
  • Work effectively and safely with non-fire service personnel at rail incidents
  • Establish appropriate cordons where OLE is present
  • Establish a tactical plan to rescue casualties in line with service protocols