QR3.4 Lookout Working (QRNP)

Queensland Rail Network Requirement Course
Target Audience:
Workers who are required to perform the role of a Lookout when lookout working is being used
as a protection method for a worksite.

This course is aligned to the specific requirements of Queensland Rails Network Rules and Procedures MD-12-189.

On successful completion of this course learners will obtain a Queensland Rail enterprise qualification as well as the national unit of competency:

  • TLIF2081 Perform lookout duties

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit learners will have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Lookout
  • Explain how a Lookout communicates with the workgroup, other Lookouts, supervisors and the Protection
  • Officer.
  • Apply and communicate the minimum sighting distance through a Prestart Safety Briefing.
  • Explain what a Lookout can do in different parts of the Network.
  • Advise workers to clear the track.
  • Acknowledge the rail traffic whistle.
  • Stop a train in an emergency.

4 Hours

3 years

Assessment Method:
The learners will be assessed to determine their competence using both a theory and
practical assessment.

Licenced Provider:
Visit the Queensland Rail website for a list of currently licenced training providers


  • NHS Category 3 Health Assessment
  • Safely access the rail corridor

Learner Handbook:

Please read our Learner Handbook prior to enrolment into this course. It contains information to help assist the Learner. The Handbook details information around policies and procedures - please click here to view.https://admin.axcelerate.com.au/showDoc.cfm?DocID=223014

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