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4 days
07/03/2022, 08/03/2022, 09/03/2022, 10/03/2022

Grinding Supervisory Manager - Initial

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to undertake the duties of a Grinding Supervisory Manager


4 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• Be able to identify and carry out full survey, including assessment of site requirements prior to completing ‘short’ RCF hand grinding corrective action on Plain Line and S&C
• Have the ability to mark up sites that will require ‘short’ RCF hand grinding
• Be able to interpret both Track Inspection and Ultrasonic reports relating to RCF sites
• Be able to demonstrate an understanding of track geometry
• Have a clear understanding of the relevant Group Standards, Line Specifications and Codes of Practice relating to RCF hand grinding
• Be able to identify and prepare reports for remedial maintenance work required prior to grinding railhead
• Have the competency to assess that the finished product meets the requirements of HG1

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:
• Delegates MUST be instructed and deemed competent in the latest issue of NR/L2/TRK/0053 Switch Inspection and NR/L2/TRK/1054 Inspection Crossing and Grinding Operative

PPE Requirements

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line and therefore, they 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
• Safety Glasses BS EN166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of the course. Certification is valid for 3 years subject to required mentorship.