GERT8000-HB13 Iss 4
Duties of the person in charge of the siding possession (PICOS)
Summary Of Changes
An alternative to the requirement to use a sleeper chained to the rails as part of the protection when a possession is taken of only part of a siding was proposed. It was suggested that this method of protection is no longer necessary or suitable in view of the cessation of loose shunting, as well as manual handling issues and difficulties in sourcing a sleeper. The content of GERT8000-HB13 has been reviewed to incorporate changes agreed to be appropriate to protection requirements. These allow use of a derailer as a more easily handled item, with use of a derailer or sleeper required when the portion of the siding is unsafe for the passage of any movement, when work is being undertaken making it unsafe for movements to enter, or when any staff are working on or near that part of the siding.
Sections 4.2 and 9.2 have been revised to add a reference to telling any other person responsible for train movements within the siding, in the interests of completeness.
Obsolete references to Safe Work Leader have been removed throughout.
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