AOD Points Operator - Initial

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AOD Points Operator – Initial Training Course


Course Overview:

The “AOD Points Operator – Initial” course is meticulously designed for individuals aiming to specialize in the role of an AOD (Attendance and Observation Duties) Points Operator. This foundational course covers the responsibilities, safety protocols, and operational skills required to manage and operate railway points effectively and safely.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the core role and responsibilities of an AOD Points Operator.
  2. Implement safety measures and protocols specific to point operations.
  3. Operate railway points with precision and accuracy.
  4. Communicate effectively with other railway personnel and signalers.
  5. Respond adeptly to emergencies and unexpected situations related to point operations.

Course Content:

  • Introduction to the role of an AOD Points Operator and its significance in railway operations.
  • Comprehensive study of safety protocols, risk assessments, and hazard identification specific to point operations.
  • Hands-on training on the operation of various types of railway points.
  • Techniques for effective communication with signalers and other railway personnel.
  • Practical exercises simulating real-life scenarios faced by AOD Points Operators.
  • Assessment to evaluate understanding and readiness for the role.

Who Should Attend?

This course is tailored for:

  • Individuals aspiring to become an AOD Points Operator.
  • Railway professionals looking to enhance their operational skill set.
  • Employers aiming to train their staff in specialized railway operational roles.


Upon successful completion and passing the assessment, participants will receive an “AOD Points Operator – Initial” Certificate, valid for two years.