S&TEngineer wrote:Personally I think the levers should be painted white and labelled accordingly until the function operated by them is commissioned, as per the WR instruction given in my post above.
But the wording of that instruction clearly does not apply to new works not yet provided and preparatory provision of the locking; it is so worded as to apply only to functions that have been disconnected, and defers locking alterations - and presumably implying that they still ought to be made eventually.
I would agree however if all you mean is that both circumstances should be governed by the same arrangements, although I am not keen on levers being all white where they have to be worked - white to me means don't move this lever, it either won't move or won't change anything. I prefer the white + colour arrangement, but I suppose that is a matter of personal preference. I have less of an issue with painting unworked levers in preparation for their ultimate use: for example an all black lever you don't pull for a point that's not there yet is much the same as a black lever you don't pull for some irrelevant point you don't want to reverse, except that as it will be disconnected, I would expect to it to be at the very least collared as a caution against injury though inadvertently pulling a lever offering little resistance.