1 – Before any admission of the public to the site, or public passenger hauling takes place, a Responsible Officer shall be appointed to supervise the running session. The Responsible Officer shall be a Committee Member conversant with this Code of Practice and be passed as competent by two Directors of the Society.
2 – Before passenger hauling can commence, the signal operator must be in the signal box with a 2-way radio and have the agreement of the Responsible Officer that all other personnel are in place.
3 – Unless under training, there will only be one signal operator in the signal box.
4 – Only two trains will run on the ground level track during public running
5- When a locomotive is joining or leaving the ground level track from the steaming bays, all other trains will be stationary before the manoeuvre commences.
6 – The Responsible Officer, Signal Operator, Drivers and Guards will all be issued with a 2-way radio before commencing public running. All communication will be via the 2-
way radio system. Radios are to be used for essential communications only, not general talk.
7 – The Responsible Officer, Signal Operator, Drivers and Guards will all have received appropriate training and be passed as competent by two Directors of the Society
8 – Duties of the Responsible Officer are to ensure adherence with this Code of Practice.
9 – Decisions of the Responsible Officer are final, and must be obeyed.
10 – Members of the public must be supervised at all times whilst on the site.
11 – Members of the public must have permission from the Responsible Officer and be accompanied by a member to visit the steaming bays.
12 – Before being allowed to haul passengers, drivers should be passed as competent by two Directors of the Society. They should be adequately supervised until they are considered safe to drive on their own. No driver under 18 years of age is allowed under the Club Rules to carry members of the Public. Any driver of any age, may be asked to cease driving at any time should their presence, behaviour or demeanour cause risk or annoyance to others.
13 – No inexperienced driver, or those under 18, may drive on the same track whilst the track is in use for public passenger carrying.
14 – No driver shall drive on the track if their ability is impaired through fatigue, drink or drugs (medicinal or others). The Responsible Officer shall require any person suspected of being so impaired, to refrain from any duties immediately. Staff assisting with operations should also ensure that their ability and judgement is not impaired by fatigue, drink or drugs.
15 – When providing rides for the public the station shall be supervised by a Steward who is responsible for the safe loading & unloading of trains.
16 – When trains are operating on the ground level track, no vehicle may enter the traverser area without prior permission of the Signal Operator and all trains have been stopped.
17 – Trains which have begun their circuits of the main track should not be stopped on the main track except in emergency