This course is for anyone aged 18 or over that is required to undertake the role of the Lookout and provide a warning to others working in the railway environment that a train is approaching.

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to the course
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Lookout Duties and Responsibilities
  • Equipment
  • Warnings
  • Non-Technical Skills & Communication
  • Lookout and All Possible Train Movements
  • Challenging the Safe System of Work
  • Scenario
  • Practical & Knowledge Assessment
  • Completion of post course training objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Currently hold a valid PTS competence (candidate must be out of learning support)
  • Candidates must hold a valid Medical and Drugs and Alcohol certificate issued by Network Rail
  • Candidates must have a good command of the English language
  • Candidates must be primary sponsored
  • Candidates cannot attend if their sentinel card is endorsed with a 'red triangle' - must be accompanied
  • It is the responsibility of the candidates line manager to decide upon their suitability to attend this course

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the Lookout course delegates will be able to carry out the duties of the Lookout. Sentinel will be notified of successful completion and the candidates’ sentinel card will be updated. The competence is valid for 2 years. To recertify, candidates must have undertaken a minimum of four shifts and undertook a minimum of two line manager reviews – they will need to be recorded in the work experience book issued by Seaton Rail. N.B Sentinel logbook entries are also acceptable.


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