Stressing of Continuous Welded Rail – Level 3

Course Aims

This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of existing holders of Level 2 Competency Certification, to enable delegates to undertake the Stressing of all types of suitable S&C

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Be able to undertake a preliminary Site Survey
  • Have a clear understanding of pulling Parameter Limitations
  • Have clear understanding of the correct siting of Adjustment Switches
  • Be able to demonstrate an underpinning knowledge of the General Stressing Procedure relating to S&C
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the Components and their replacement within S&C
  • Be able to determine the Causes and Rectification Method for Stressing faults within S&C

Course Duration

One day, inclusive of theory assessment


Delegates attending this course must be holders of a valid Level 1 and 2 Certificate of Competence and have a comprehensive knowledge of S&C Construction.

Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment is not required on this course


A Certificate of Technical Competency Level 3 and a Network Rail Statement of Achievement will be awarded upon successful completion of an underpinning knowledge assessment.
All successful delegates MUST complete a period of mentoring in the workplace under the guidance of a suitably qualified person as specified by Network Rail’s Restoration of Stress – Level 3 Mentoring Sheet.