Mandatory training for access to signalling locations on the ARTC Network

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Competency Australia runs Working in Live Locations at the Broadmeadow training centre on demand.  This course is now available through distance education, and we also offer training for groups in other locations.  

This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge and skills to work safely in a live signalling location and is a mandatory pre-requisite for many of the ARTC signalling competencies.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for people with limited signalling knowledge, who are required to access live signalling locations to carry out their work.

The training is appropriate for personnel performing installation and removal of equipment other than signalling such as

  • Fire protection
  • Air conditioning
  • Communications
  • Control Systems
  • Conducting Cable Searches

This course is also required to obtain an ARTC Signalling Statements of Competency (SoCs) for work carried out in live locations.

Pre-Requisites

• TLIF2080C – Safely Access the Rail Corridor
• CPCCWHS1001 – Work Safely in the Construction Industry

About the Course

Working in Live Signalling Locations is a half-day course which includes practical and written assessment. 

The course cost includes : 

  • Course notes
  • Refreshments
  • Certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

The following topics are covered:

  • An introduction to the ARTC Network, including policies, procedures, legislation and regulations
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • Basic signalling concepts
  • Planning work in live locations, including communication and risk assessments
  • Accessing signalling locations, including vehicle use, keys and location types
  • Working in the live location – hazards and precautions
  • Consequences of unsafe actions, including case studies of previous incidents
  • What to do in the case of an incident.

Course Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, you will have learnt how to work safely in a live signal location, including:

  • Understand and apply the correct procedures for site access
  • Identify and mitigate the personal risks including electrical hazards.
  • Identify and mitigate the signalling infrastructure risks involved when working in a live location.
  • Leave the signalling location in a clean and tidy state.
  • Deal with unplanned events?
  • Apply the appropriate responses should there be accidental interference with the signalling infrastructure.

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