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What is a TOC?

Train Operating Company


Who is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the main line track, power supplies and signalling?

Network Rail


There are 3 Infrastructure companies (InfraCo’s), what do they do? (SSL, JNP and BVC)

Have day to day management


What does SSL stand for?

Sub Surface Lines


On a 7.2d visit to Depots or sidings what 5 things should be considered?

* Access
* Water
* Isolation
* Control Rooms
* Hazmats


What types of rail vehicles may be found throughout the London area?

* Battery operated trains
* Electric trains (Network Rail)
* Electric trains (LUL)
* Electric trains (DLR)
* Diesel electric multiple units
* Diesel electric locomotives
* Diesel locomotives
* Automatic trains
* Trams
* Steam trains


In the event of a 'small' track side fire can the OIC decide to let it burn out?



What are the 4 serious implications of stopping trains?

* Passengers leaving trains and walking along tracks
* Overcrowding of Stations and Platforms
* Distress (passengers in tunnels)
* Widespread Disruption to Services


Who can use SCD's?

May only be used by FRU trained personnel in an emergency AND in the absence of railway personnel


What does SCD stand for?

Short Circuit Device


What is the definition of running under caution?

* The driver is warned that personnel are on
the track
* Proceed at a speed which will enable them to safely stop the train if necessary.
* On long straight stretches of line when visibility is clear, trains can run at a maximum of 50 mph.
* On stretches of track which are obscured by bends or in bad visibility, the speed could be as low as 5 mph.


If the IC commits crews to the track, what actions should they take?

Send a Priority message stating:
* The location and nature of the incident.
* If trains need to be stopped.
* If trains need to be run at caution.
* If traction current isolation is required.
* The action that the incident commander is initiating.


What additional risk control measures can be put in place?

* Lookouts placed either side of the incident site.
* Maintain line of sight
* Suitable emergency evacuation routes and the time needed to reach them. (These must lead to
at least 3m from any immediate risk and under the supervision of a safety officer)
* Minimum personnel and equipment sufficient to undertake the task.
* Do not enter any tunnels until it has been confirmed that trains have stopped.
* Crews are to be withdrawn immediately the operation is completed and Brigade Control


What additional control measures must be considered when dealing with incidents? (5 examples)

* High visibility clothing
* The use of electrical gloves
* Push or pull the casualties clear with a dry line or wooden pole
* Consider using safety officers/sector commanders
* Trains run at caution.


What is the minimum safe working distance for Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) ?

3 meters
Unless rescuing a live casualty then it is 1 metre


What should be detailed in appointing brigade lookouts?

- Make sure they are in possession of:
* Hand held radio on a dedicated channel with the safety officer at the scene of operations
* Acme Thunderer whistle
* Wolflight/hand lamp (in hours of darkness)
- Stand in a position of safety, a minimum distance of 3m from the track and facing the direction of approaching trains and remain vigilant at all times.
- Wear high visibility clothing.
- Warn approaching train drivers that personnel are on the line:
* In daylight by - holding both arms straight above the head.
* At night by - waving a bright light violently from side to side in the direction of the approaching train.