Grinding Operative – Recertification

Course Aims

The course is intended to re-affirm the responsibilities of the certificate holder, review the updates to the relevant Network Rail Standards and re-assess the competence to undertake the duties of a Grinding Operative.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Be aware of all amendments and alterations to Network Rail Standards:
    – NR/L2/TRK/001
    – NR/L2/TRK/0053
    – NR/SP/TRK/0056
  • Re-affrim the competence to undertake the duties of a Grinding Operative

Course Duration

One Day, inclusive of theoretical and practical assessments


The delegates attending MUST hold a valid Grinding Operative certificate

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
  • High Visibility Flame Retardent Coverall to BS EN531, EN470 and GO/RT3279
  • Fire Retardent Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 15090:2006 H 13 CI AN-F2A-PPE 3aCAT
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • Safety Glasses to BS EN 166B and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F
  • Anti-Vibration Gloves


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to the delegate on successful completion of the practical and written assessments.