Changes to the Rule Book (December 2019)

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New September updates will come into force on 7 December 2019. 

The following modules and handbooks have been reissued:

  • Handbook 7 - General duties of a controller of site safety (COSS)
  • Handbook 9 - IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions
  • Handbook 11 - Duties of the person in charge of the possession (PICOP)
  • Handbook 12 - Duties of the engineering supervisor (ES) or safe work leader (SWL) in a possession 
  • Module P2 - Working single and bi-directional lines by pilotman
  • Module S7: Observing and obeying signalling indications. Train warning systems. Reporting signalling failures and irregularities
  • Module TS11 - Failure of, or work on, signalling equipment - signallers' regulations
  • Module TW1 - Preparation and movement of trains
  • Module TW8 - Level crossings - drivers' instructions 

If you undertake relevant tasks, make sure you are fully briefed ahead of 7 December. The changes that are coming into force are described in the Rule Book Briefing Leaflet, and Rule Book briefing slides.

If you’d like to order printed Rule Books, please visit The Rule Book App will be automatically updated on 7 December 2019. 

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