Personal protective equipment: Rail

Control Measure Knowledge

This control measure should be read in conjunction with Personal protective equipment


Appropriate high-visibility clothing always be worn when attending rail-related incidents, and in addition to appropriate structural firefighting protective clothing. If there is any doubt about the required levels of personal protective equipment (PPE), advice should be sought from the responsible person.

Rail operatives usually wear orange high-visibility clothing; to avoid confusion an agreement about the colour of high-visibility clothing for fire and rescue service personnel should be made with local train operating companies (TOCs).

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Tactical Actions