This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in-depth knowledge of the types and causes of derailments, their prime categories and the methodology behind prime and secondary causes.
The delegate will also be given a comprehensive understanding in the processes of derailment investigation for both Plain Line and S&C, together with the techniques for evidence gathering and reporting.
At the end of this course the delegate will have: –
- Be aware of the derailment risks and consequences
- Be aware of the lessons learnt from previous derailments
- Have a clear understanding of how derailments occur
- Have a clear understanding of the courses and categories of derailment, including:-
- Operating and Marshalling
- Human Error
- Other Causes
- Have an understanding of the risks of derailment on Renewal sites
- Have a clear understanding of the risk of derailment in Plain Line track
- Have a clear understanding of the risk of derailment in S&C, including:-
- Risks at Hand Points
- Risks at Switches
- Risks at Crossings
- Geometry Faults in S&C
- Other risks
- Be aware of the vehicle forces relating to derailments
- Be aware of the interaction between the wheel and the rail and the flange climb
- Have an understanding relating to the analysis of track faults, including:-
- Network Rail Standards
- Cyclic Top
- Other Geometry Faults
There are no particular educational or competence pre-requisites for the course. However, the following factors will be of significant benefit to the delegate:
- Prior experience in working within the track environment
- An in-depth knowledge of the Track Structure and its Components
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE is not required for this course.
A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of the training.