Authorised Person

To undertake switching, testing and earthing of the Overhead Line Equipment on Network Rail Infrastructure, working within all relevant Railway Group Standards and Network Rail Company Standards and in compliance with Generic Method Statement CR/GMS/001

Reporting to
Isolations Manager

Nominated Person

Key responsibilities

  • To attend site meetings with the Nominated Person 
  • To work under the direction of the Nominated Person 
  • To work under the direction of the Electrical Control Room 
  • To test and apply/remove local earths from the Overhead Line
  • To undertake switching duties on the overhead line
  • To organise staff members under their control 
  • Carry out safety critical duties deemed to be within their capability and competence 
  • Carry out Bonding and Inspections 
  • Report fit for duty at all times 
  • Ensure that the correct PPE is worn and competencies carried at all times when on duty 
  • Participate in staff briefings as required 
  • To work in compliance with all safety rules and regulations 
  • To follow all reasonable instructions of supervisors and managers
  • Attend all courses and training briefings as required 
  • To act in a professional manner at all times

Key performance indicators

  • Customer performance measures
  • Attendance at work 
  • Damage/loss of equipment
  • Achievement of specified deadlines 
  • Achievement of client and Network Rail KPIs 
  • Number of reportable accidents/incidents 
  • Close call submission

Skills and experience

  • Previous customer focused 
  • Knowledge of Network Rail rules and regulations 
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • IT literate
  • Risk Management
  • Attention to detail
  • Time Management
  • Work to deadlines
  • Ability to produce quality work
  • Achieving results
  • Problem solving

Competencies and qualifications

  • First aid for electrical accidents
  • First aid with electrical burns
  • AP OLE/AC – I
  • AP OLE/AT – I
  • OLEC 1
  • Basic literacy and numeracy

I understand and accept the above duties, which are part of my role.  I undertake to take reasonable care for the health and safety of myself and those other persons who may be affected by my acts or omissions at work.  To co-operate, as far as necessary, with any statutory requirement placed on the company.  To ensure that I do not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of safety or welfare.