Online Protection Officer Workbooks (PO Workbook)

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The Online Protection Officer Workbook is in the early trial stages of development. We would like you to try it out and provide your feedback so that we can produce the right working tool for all Protection Officers.

This product will deliver easy to use digital forms that help Protection Officers (POs) compile their worksite protection workbooks. This will help the business by lowering print costs and paper waste, and will build a knowledge-base through captured data that improves safety measures across the network.

The Online PO Workbooks will eventually transition to a browser-based and native application that streamlines worksite protection planning for Rail Safety Coaches, Protection Officers and others who use Safeworking methods. During this transition period the current printed PO Workbook can still be ordered and used, or the print-ready PDFs that currently sit on the RailSafe website can be filled out and printed. When the native application is ready for use in 2018 these printed resources will be phased out.

The Online PO Workbooks are made up of six interactive web-based forms where worksite protection plans can be created, saved and printed in both online and offline modes. Users can start filling out a form at their office or on a desktop and then continue onto the worksite using a mobile device. The user can continue to complete and keep these forms locally on any mobile device should their internet access be interrupted while in the field. Once reconnected, the form can then be submitted online.

The forms are emailed to the user and can be printed or saved, and is easy to compile for submission for POs to use as part of the re-certification process.

Captured data will provide information that helps us build a safer network by identifying and augmenting the Worksite Protection Hazardous Locations Register, and other safety processes used in the rail corridor.