Specialist advice: Rail track welding powder

Control Measure Knowledge

If track welding powder is found, specialist advice should be requested from the responsible person. They should be able to provide information about the volume and location of track welding powder, and the potential hazards.

Track welding powder should be under the control of the responsible person and should be marked with the relevant hazardous material signage. Personnel should avoid the track welding powder, especially if in use.

If the track welding powder is in use or has been involved in a fire, it should not be subjected to the application of water.

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions