Surveying by the “Hallade” Method

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with an in depth understanding of the setting-out of Track Alignment Schemes employing the “Hallade” Method.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the Basic Principles of the “Hallade” Method
  • Have a clear understanding in the Principles of Surveying by the “Hallade” Method
  • Have an understanding of the Quarter Chording Transitions
  • Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the need to make site adjustments
  • Understand the procedures for setting out Alignment Schemes and the adjustments required

Course Duration

Five days.


There are no particular educational or competence pre-requisites for the course. However, the following factors will benefit the delegate: –

  • Prior experience in working within the Permanent Way environment
  • Prior knowledge of Permanent Way Track and its components

Personal Protective Equipment

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line and 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 on successful completion of both an underpinning knowledge and practical on-site assessment.