Flashcards in Railway Procedure Deck (27):
Who’s can firefighters familiarise themselves with the safety procedures adopted by railway operating companies?
What is the safest area for staff to stand when there is an approaching train
What might the difficulties in accessing railway lines
Possible travel distance from the appliance
What term is used to describe the trains that run on the track?
What types of railway engine can be found throughout London
What is the operating power of overhead line equipment?
Up to 25kV AC
When working with overhead line equipment, what must firefighters do before entering feeder stations, sub-feeders stations, or track sectioning cabins?
Contact the operating company to confirm isolation of electricity
What type of train can still continue along the line after isolation of electricity?
Diesel powered trains
On a train driven by pantograph electricity, where is the pantograph found?
On the roof of the train
What does the pantograph do?
Picks up the current from a contact wire
What is the operating power in a third rail system
What are the hazards associated with railway infrastructure
Access and location
Movement of trains
Electric power supplies
Uneven surfaces and trip-hazards
Railway points (moving rails)
What is the safe working distance from a detonator
What are the additional hazards found in tunnels or subsurface stations
Unpredictable and rapid spread of fire and smoke
Rapid rise in temperature
Undetected fire travel
Long travel distances
Restricted access and working space
Large number of passengers in an unfamiliar environment
Physiological effects on firefighters
All firefighters attending a rail incident must remain _________ from the track until an ______________ __________ ___________________ has been carried out by the incident commander
All firefighters attending a rail incident must remain 3 METRES from the track until an OPERATIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT has been carried out by the incident commander
What are the 4 levels of control an incident commander can apply to control train movement
1- inform the infrastructure manager of an incident on or near the railway
2- request that rail vehicles are ‘run at caution’ (still potential 50mph)
3- Request that rail vehicles are stopped
4- request ‘Power Off’
What can station staff or FRU firefighters use to make sure that power is isolated on live rails?
A short circuiting device
What additional control measures must be implemented if crews are deployed within 3 metres of the track
Lookouts placed either side of the incident
Designated evacuation routes
Minimum staff and equipment
Entry to tunnels only after trains have stopped
Assume conductor rails are live
Do not get closer than 3 metres to OHL equipment (snatch and rescue can be 1 metre)
Withdraw crews immediately upon completion
What information should be on a bridge to identify the correct location?
An Identification Plate
Who advises the IC on safety issues when working on the railway?
A railway incident officer
What computer based system holds information on all rolling stock?
TOPS- total operations processing system
-place of origin
-details of contents
What London Underground systems are in place to assist firefighters?
Leaky feeder system
LFB plans boxes (white and red, at RVP)
What does the emergency button on DLR trains do?
Stops the train
What is the safe working distance of the DLR running rails
What information should be in the LFB plans box?
Two sets of station plans
A communications status indicator (for leaky feeder)
All subsurface stations within the LFB region are filled with leaky feeders and channel ___ radio base station
All subsurface stations within the LFB region are filled with leaky feeders and channel 5 radio base station