Transport. Railways Incident Procedures. Aim. To give students information about the emergency procedures to be adopted at incidents involving railways. Learning Outcomes. At the end of the session students will be able to:. State the emergency procedures to be adopted
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To give students information about the emergency procedures to be adopted at incidents involving railways.
At the end of the session students will be able to:
Information may be imprecise especially if the initial call comes from a member of the public
Train crews will use identified railway facilities such as individual numbers on;
There may also be quarter and half mile markers.Locating incidents
There are three types basic of incidents on railway property that fire service personnel attend;
On arrival, the Incident Commander should;
Five principal sytems;
Trackside telephones only give access to the nearest signal box or electrical control room
All communications must be with Railway Operations Control
Only proper channel of communications is to contact Brigade Control via an appliance radio.
Where an immediate rescue attempt must be made certain minimum safety measures must be in place
Safe working will, as a general rule, only be possible at least 3 metres from the nearest line still in operation, other factors include;
If there is an obstruction or incapacitated person on the line it may be necessary to stop a train using hand signals
Signal the driver by;
Firefighters should check;
Assessments will be based on this lesson and the corresponding study note