GERT8000-AC Iss 7

AC Electrified Lines


You will need this module if you carry out the duties of a train driver, guard, shunter, designated person (DP), signaller, crossing keeper or person in charge of sidings in AC electrified areas.

Summary Of Changes

The rules have been changed to make clear that activities or tasks can be undertaken within 2.75 metre (9 feet) of live overhead line equipment (OLE) as long as specific conditions in company instructions have been met, the precautions to manage danger from live OLE, pantographs and associated roof-mounted electrical equipment on trains are in place and these are being carried out. 

In addition to live OLE, the rules have been changed where relevant throughout the module to state that they also apply to the danger from live pantographs or associated roof-mounted electrical equipment which can also pose an electrical risk. 

Section 3.1 has been changed to say that if it is necessary to access a train roof or to work near roof-mounted electrical equipment, the overhead line permit must also state that all train and locomotive pantographs and roof-mounted equipment have been isolated and earthed. 

The title of section 3.3 has been amended as the wording of the rule already explains that reports are not always made to the ECO, but through the signaller.

Optional reading and resources:

Mitigating the issues caused by ice on overhead line equipment

RED 55 - Electrification

Management of Electrical Risk on Electrified Lines

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Consultation Status Closed
Vehicle Assessment No
Supersedes GERT8000-AC Iss 6
Lead Committee Traffic Operation and Management - TOM
Supporting Committee Energy - ENE
Impact Assessments
21 IA15
Supporting Documents GERT8000-RBBL Iss 37 ; GERT8001 Iss 72