The purpose of the Lookout Initial unit is to define the competence requirements for candidates required to act as a Lookout and Site Warden.
This competence unit applies in all circumstances where a person is required to act as a Lookout or Site Warden on the Network Rail managed infrastructure.
The level and extent of responsibility shall include their own safety and that of others who might be affected by their work. The candidate is expected to refer to others for authorisation when required, be responsible for the implementation of given instructions and work within set procedures and specifications.
This competence unit comprises one element:
Element 1: “Provide appropriate warnings to a working group as part of a safe system of work”.
This element is concerned with the responsibilities of any candidate performing the role of the Lookout or Site Warden.
To prove competence in this unit, the candidate will demonstrate their ability to complete Lookout or Site Warden activities safely and effectively.