Britain Railway Lookout Course


This course aims to train staff in Lookout/Site Warden duties. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to carry out the duties of a Lookout to the standard of competence laid down in the theory and practical assessments.

Who Should Attend the Lookout / Site Warden (LKT) Course

People aged 18 and over that are required to give warning to others working in the railway environment when a train approaches or when people stray outside of specified worksite limits.

These duties are defined in the Rule Book as those carried out by a Lookout or Site Warden.
Objectives of the Lookout / Site Warden (LKT) Course

On successful completion of the Lookout / Site Warden (LKT) course delegates will be able to:

Carry out the duties of Lookout/Site Warden to the standard of competence in accordance with relevant Railway Group Standards

Content of the Lookout / Site Warden (LKT) Course

Duties of the COSS
Introduction to Lookout/Site Warden duties
Site Warden/Lookout's equipment
Duties of the Lookout
Duties of the On Track Plant Lookout
Lookout operated warning systems (LOWS)
Arrangements when PEE WEE equipment is employed (optional)
Arrangements when KANGO tamping equipment is employed (optional)
Theory assessment
Practical/verbal assessment
Completion of post course training objectives


Learners must be 18+ and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and must bring 2 Passport size picture. Also candidates must bring National Insurance and Proof of Address.

Candidates must more info already have a Valid Sentinel Card with the relevant Medical and D&A assessments.

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