Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding of the Petrol Impact Wrench and the method of carrying out these duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Understand fully the responsibilities relating to the operation of Petrol Impact Wrenches
  • Understand the competent persons role within that system
  • Be able to identify when to use the different torque settings are to be used, and the use of the auger attachment
  • Understand fully the safety requirements included in the Regulations
  • Be aware of and avoid the dangers when using the impact wrench
  • Know how to safely check the impact wrench prior to use and the action necessary with faulty equipment
  • Know the operating precautions to be applied

Course Duration

Half a day for impact and auguring operation.


Delegates MUST be in possession of:

  • Valid P.T.S. Card
  • Valid Alcohol& Drugs Certificate (copy will be accepted providing it is signed by sponsor)
  • Rule Book

Experience of working within the railway infrastructure would be a distinct advantage.

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
  • Safety Glasses to BS EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of an underpinning knowledge theory assessment and practical site assessment.