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Lookout Recertification

Course Aims

This course is a recertification of the delegate’s skills and understanding to carry out the duties of a Lookout.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• To continue to demonstrate core Lookout duties under an approved Safe System of Work
• To continue to demonstrate the Lookout’s responsibilities in maintaining a Safe System of Work
• To continue to demonstrate the understanding of non-technical skills required for being a good Lookout

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required for this course:-
1. Must hold a valid track safety sentinel card endorsed with PTS and LO (U) and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 Competence and Training in Track Safety
2. Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements
3. Meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
4. Delegates cannot attend if their Sentinel card is endorsed that they must be accompanied
5. Delegates must provide a work experience work with at least four entries

PPE Requirements

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, they MUST be in possession of: -
• A Valid Sentinel Card
• Protective “all orange” high Visibility Clothing to BS EN 471:2003
• Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
• Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
• General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
• Safety Glasses BS. EN.166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


No Certificate. This competency is valid for 2 years and will be recorded on the Sentinel database.