Engineering Supervisor (ES) Assessment


Duration:
1 Day

Description:

Purpose

The purpose of this competence is to define the competence requirements for candidates who are required to undertake Engineering Supervisor (ES) activities.

 

This competence is made up of 2 units

 

Scope

These competence units apply in all circumstances where any individual is required undertake the activities of an ES on Network Rail managed infrastructure.

This competence DOES NOT cover engineering technical competence.

The level and extent of responsibility shall include their own safety and that of others who might be affected by their work. The candidate shall be expected to refer to others for authorisation when required, shall be responsible for the implementation of the instructions and shall work within set procedures and specifications. The candidate is responsible for the quality of their completed work.

 

Competence units

This competence is made up of 2 units.

Unit 1: Provide safe and effective protection arrangements for a worksite.

Unit 2: Support safe and effective engineering activities within a worksite.

 

Unit 1: Provide safe and effective protection arrangements for a worksite.

This competence unit comprises two elements:

Element 1: Implement protection arrangements at a worksite.

Element 2: Relinquish the work site and return the line to operational status via the PICOP.

The first element is concerned with the implementation of the protection arrangements to protect the worksite within a possession. The second element deals with the restoration of the line to operational status including the withdrawal of protection and communicating with the PICOP.

 

Unit 2: Support safe and effective engineering activities within a worksite.

This competence unit comprises three elements:

Element 1: Authorise the commencement of activities within a worksite

Element 2: Monitor and review activity arrangements within a worksite

Element 3: Authorise and monitor train movements within a worksite

The first element deals with the communication of authorisation of activities within the worksite. The second is concerned with the safe and consistent monitoring of those activities and dealing within issues arising that may affect progression or safety elements with their control.

The third element is concerned with the movement of trains with a worksite, and how to authorise, monitor and communicate their movements safely and effectively and in line with industry protocols.

 

B.11.4 Assessment

B.11.4.1 Initial assessment.

Evidence shall be used from satisfactory completion of training and mentoring and shall be gathered from the candidate undertaking the activities of an ES in the workplace

 

B.11.4.2 Re-assessment

Initial ES certification

Upon initial ES certification competence shall be subject to a 4 month post mentoring competence assessment.

The initial assessment shall be used to confirm:

• that the competence has been used on sufficient occasions for it to remain valid;

• there have been no incidents, or accidents as a result of the candidate completing the activities;

• the candidate has the knowledge defined in the relevant competence unit.

On-going ES certification

Competence shall be re-assessed at least once every 24 months and an interim assessment shall be completed between 9 and 15 months after each assessment/re assessment.

The interim assessment shall be used to confirm:

• that the competence has been used on sufficient occasions for it to remain valid;

• there have been no incidents or accidents as a result of the candidate completing the activities;

• the activities completed by the candidate meets the requirements of the performance statements in the relevant competence unit;

• the candidate has the knowledge defined in the relevant competence unit.

If the candidate has not carried out the role of Engineering Supervisor on at least four occasions over the previous 9 to 15 months the competence shall be considered withdrawn or no longer valid.

The results of the initial, interim assessments and re-assessment shall be recorded together with any actions taken to remedy deficiencies.

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