Operate train signalling equipment


Operate train signals to indicate whether or not train drivers may proceed; manipulate light signals or barriers; control direction of trains by moving points.

Alternative labels

control signalling equipment
provide instructions to trains through use of signalling equipment
perform operations using train signalling equipment
utilise train signalling equipment
conduct operations using train signalling equipment
operate signalling equipment
carry out train signalling activities using signalling equipment
signal trains using signalling equipment
use train signalling equipment
control train signalling equipment

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate train signalling equipment is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Level crossing signalperson: Level crossing signalpersons operate equipment in the safeguarding of level crossings, according to safety regulations. They supervise the traffic situation arround the level crossing, and communicate with traffic controllers, drivers, and other signalpeople when necessary. 
Rail traffic controller: Rail traffic controllers operate signals and points that help make sure trains run safely and on time. They operate from a signal box in order to control the order and movement of trains and ensure safety at all times. They are responsible for maintaining safety standards when trains are running normally and also in degraded or emergency operational situations.

Optional skill

Operate train signalling equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Operate train signalling equipment – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022