AOD Handsignaller - Initial

Duration: 1 Day

Max Delegates: 8

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Must be a minimum age of 18.

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 1 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must have sufficient command of English languageas detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).

Must bring valid Sentinel smart card endorsed with PTS plus COSS or IWA.  If no IWA held, COSS must not be in Probationary status.

Network Rail Handbook module 5 & 6 (we recommend that you revise these modules before attending the course).

PPE Visibility clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard, hard hat, Safety boots with full ankle and mid-sole protection and gloves.

Photo ID - For British Nationals - a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or 'ValIDate' card.  For Non-British Nationals - a current and valid passport is required.

Please advise of any special needs i.e. Dyslexia

It is the responsibility of the individual trainees Manager to decide upon their suitability to attend the course in accordance with the current issue of NR/L2/CTM/021 Competence & Training in Track Safety.



This document specifies the subject to be covered in the Course and gives guidance on how it is to be presented.

To instruct delegates on correctly determining their roles and responsibilities when undertaking the duties of a Handsignaller.

Demonstrate their understanding and ability to carry out Handsigna lling Duties correctly, in line with Network Rail Rule Book GE/RT 8000 Series

1 Introduction
2 Communicating Clearly
3 Railway Signalling and Signal Identification
4 Handsignalling Equipment
5 Handsignalling Duties in Connection with Single Line Working
6 Handsignalling Duties in Connection with Temporary Block Working
7 Theory Assessment 8 Practical / Verbal Assessment & Feedback
8 Pratical and verbal assesment and feedback


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