chief/senior guard (railways)

chief/senior guard (railways)

chief/senior guard (railways):

Who are they and what do they do? The chief/senior guard 's job is to secure and control the safe transport of passengers and cargo in trains.

What are the activities of the job? Leading the allotted train crews, checking that the train is correctly arranged and that the train brake systems work properly, calculation of the weight of the train and its specified braking weight, keeping the train logbook, issuing and following signals, control over shunting in places which do not have their own shunting teams, doing some of the train dispatcher's duties on railway lines with less complex traffic systems, controlling rescue work before the arrival of responsible superiors.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In both railway trains and offices. In most cases there will be noise from the trains, and you will be working shifts on a duty rota.

What tools/equipment do they use? Railway trains, electronic sensors, signalling and interlocking gear, electronic and paper records.

What do you need to succeed? You need vocational training or a college degree in the field of rail transport and a special training course, self-discipline, technical awareness, fast reactions and judgement.


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