Roles & Responsibilities

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a tunnel locomotive operator

Preparing for Work

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
  • Adhere with tunnel specific rules and procedures
  • Undertake all pre-use checks

Travelling & Manouvering

  • Couple various types of relevant rolling stock
  • Uncouple rolling stock
  • Configure and set for travel
  • Travel whilst pulling and pushing loaded and unloaded rolling stock
  • Carry out shunting operations
  • Negotiate changes in tracks and gradients
  • Follow instructions, signalling procedures and moving procedures
  • Operate safety devices
  • Explain ways of effectively communicating and interacting with others

Working Tasks

  • Position trains to receive loads
  • Comply with loading procedures
  • Ensure load integrity and security
  • Transport loads to different locations
  • Discharge loads into receiving areas
  • Explain how to deal with emergencies and unplanned situations
  • Transport people

Completing Work

  • Maintain safe and tidy working areas
  • Park a loco
  • Park a train

Shutting Down

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures for the loco and relevant rolling stock