Infrastructure Plant Manual: Competence and Fitness
|Publication Date:||1 December 2018|
This module defines the requirement:
a) for a competence management system to be implemented, in accordance with NR/L2/CTM/201; and
b) to manage the competence of persons undertaking safety critical work, in accordance with appropriate legislation.
It defines specific competence requirements for the control, operation and maintenance of plant. It specifies the use of a documented process to manage staff fitness.
This module applies to all organisations involved with the provision of staff for the control, operation or maintenance of plant used on Network Rail-managed infrastructure and Network Rail projects
The implementation of this module contributes to mitigating the following risks:
a) failure of plant or its control or safety systems;
b) operating error, operational error or equipment misuse;
c) multiple plant movements;
d) poor site or weather conditions;
e) incorrect lifting operations (LOLER);
f) lack of RIDDOR or close call reporting; and
g) lack of continuous improvement, such as, mitigating factors from incidents not being introduced to machine/operating procedures.