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1

Who’s can firefighters familiarise themselves with the safety procedures adopted by railway operating companies?

7(2)(d) visits
Pre-planning

2

What is the safest area for staff to stand when there is an approaching train

The Cess

3

What might the difficulties in accessing railway lines

Security fencing

Sloping

Uneven ground

Possible travel distance from the appliance

4

What term is used to describe the trains that run on the track?

Rolling stock

5

What types of railway engine can be found throughout London

Diesel
Electric
Diesel electric
Pantograph electric

6

What is the operating power of overhead line equipment?

Up to 25kV AC

7

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

8

What type of train can still continue along the line after isolation of electricity?

Diesel powered trains

9

On a train driven by pantograph electricity, where is the pantograph found?

On the roof of the train

10

What does the pantograph do?

Picks up the current from a contact wire

11

What is the operating power in a third rail system

1200v DC

12

What are the hazards associated with railway infrastructure

Access and location
Movement of trains
Electric power supplies
Hazardous materials
Uneven surfaces and trip-hazards
Railway points (moving rails)
Detonators

13

What is the safe working distance from a detonator

30m

14

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

Communication difficulties

Long travel distances

Restricted access and working space

Large number of passengers in an unfamiliar environment

Physiological effects on firefighters

15

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

16

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’

17

What can station staff or FRU firefighters use to make sure that power is isolated on live rails?

A short circuiting device

18

What additional control measures must be implemented if crews are deployed within 3 metres of the track

High-vis clothing

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

19

What information should be on a bridge to identify the correct location?

An Identification Plate

20

Who advises the IC on safety issues when working on the railway?

A railway incident officer

21

What computer based system holds information on all rolling stock?

TOPS- total operations processing system

Includes
-place of origin
-destination
-details of contents
-hazards

22

What London Underground systems are in place to assist firefighters?

Fixed installations
Leaky feeder system
Intervention points
LFB plans boxes (white and red, at RVP)

23

What does the emergency button on DLR trains do?

Stops the train

24

What is the safe working distance of the DLR running rails

2m

25

What information should be in the LFB plans box?

Two sets of station plans
A communications status indicator (for leaky feeder)
A key

26

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

27

Who can be a railway safety officer

Any competent firefighter (Not on diamonds)