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Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with the in-depth knowledge to undertake Inspection of the Permanent Way.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -

  • Have a clear understanding of track construction and components of plain line and S&C
  • Be able to demonstrate in depth knowledge in the inspection of:-
  • - Earthworks, Formation and Drainage
    - Continuous Welded Rail
    - Switch and Crossings
    - Top and Line
    - Clearances
    - Rail Joints
    - Curves and Cants

  • Be able to identify track alignment faults
  • Have a clear understanding of the precautions to take prior to and during extreme weather conditions
  • Have an understanding in the methods of mechanised maintenance of the track
  • Have an appreciation of track recording methods and the data provided
  • Have a sound understanding of the reasons for, and methods of, stressing CWR
  • Be able to identify and implement the requirements and responsibilities for off-track work
  • Have an understanding of signalling and track circuitry and be able to identify and apply precautions
  • Have a clear understanding of track condition and the risk of derailment
  • Have a sound understanding of the risk and safety precautions when working on electrified lines
  • Course Duration

    Five days

    Personal Protective Equipment

    This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of: -

  • Valid P. T. S. Card
  • Protective “all orange” High Visibility Clothing to BS EN 471:2003
  • Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Certification

    A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate on completion of the course.