• £250
  • -
  • £300
  • Per Day CIS
  • Posted by: SolutionTeam
  • Location: GU2, Fairlands, Surrey
  • Type: Contract
  • Ref: Stewart Lange



To lead safe work delivery on rail infrastructure sites, incorporating the responsibility of both the supervision of the physical works being carried out by staff and suppliers, as well as implementing the approved safe system of work (as was historically done by the COSS/PC on site). Undertake Safe Work Leader 1 roles and tasks as set out in Network Rail Rulebook and guidance. To ensure activities are carried out in compliance with all rail industry specific safety standards, procedures and Network Rail Rule Book requirements as well as in line with all Heath and Safety, Environmental and Quality policies and procedures.


Must have at least 5 years rail experience and be familiar with Network Rail Rule Book safety and compliance requirements.
Must be familiar with Rail Procedures and hold a CSCS card.
Must hold current Personal Track Safety (PTS) and Controller of Site Safety (COSS) competences. Protection Controller (PC) and First Aid competence would be an advantage.
Extensive practical experience of setting up and leading safe systems of work including; open line working (Red zone), Fenced and Site Warden protected green zones, and line blockages with additional protection including detonators and Track Circuit Operating Devices (T-CODs).
Holding and being prepared to use HV Competent Person and other safety critical competencies such as Handsignaller, Strapman, lookout and level crossing keeper would be a preferable advantage.
Must have attended a COSS Non-Technical (NTS) Assessment with Network Rail, and achieved at least 80% score.
Must be a clear communicator with an understanding of Supervisory and Site Management responsibilities and duties.
Able to inspire others with enthusiasm, professionalism and stop-think safety behaviours. Leading by example.
Willing to listen to ideas and challenge, as well as to give and receive constructive feedback.
Must be I.T. literate and able to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc.)
Must be prepared to train as Safe Work Leader and undergo the industry SWL assessment.
Excellent assertive man management and briefing skills.
Practical working knowledge of civil engineering and building and construction work delivery techniques.
Preferably SMSTS or SSSTS trained
Commitment to work midweek nights and weekend nights depending on work bank.

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