GERT8000-M3 Iss 4
Managing incidents, floods and snow
Summary Of Changes
A new section 4.3 has been introduced giving instructions to drivers, and a new section 4.4 giving instructions to signallers, for reporting and dealing with flowing or pooling water. This includes a change to the instructions published in issue 3.1 and in the December 2020 Periodical Operating Notices such that, after flowing or pooling water has been reported, it is necessary to examine each line at that location, and not just a line that is not reported to be affected.
A new section 7 has been introduced containing instructions to drivers and signallers for reporting and dealing with damage to structures and earthworks. This includes a change to the instructions published in issue 3.1 and in the December 2020 Periodical Operating Notices such that, if Operations Control have told a signaller about extreme weather and that a blanket speed restriction is to be imposed, a signaller can use a GSM-R broadcast message to inform drivers, which drivers do not have to acknowledge.
Briefing videos of the changes to rules can be found on the rssb.co.uk website.
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