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Control measure
Maintain safe working distance: Overhead line equipment

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Maintaining safe working distances from rail power supplies

Understand:

  • The safe working distance from rail power supplies
  • Methods of isolating power supplies associated with rail systems
  • The term ‘emergency switch off’
  • When an ‘emergency switch off’ is required
  • The hazards associated with residual current in OLE
  • Methods to minimise the risks associated with residual current in OLE
  • The hazards associated with moving casualties in contact with power supplies

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Maintain safe working distance: Overhead line equipment OLE

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish appropriate cordons where OLE is present
  • Establish a tactical plan to rescue casualties in line with service protocols