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Track Handback - Assessment

Course Aims

This assessment is intended to reaffirm the delegate’s competence to be considered for the duties of Raising and Removal of Speed Restrictions in accordance with the current Network Rail Standards, Track Work Instructions and Track Engineering Forms.


1 day

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• Be able to demonstrate by written assessment an underpinning knowledge of the requirements of Raising and Removing Temporary Speed Restrictions
• Be able to demonstrate the practical skills associated with the Raising and Removing of Temporary Speed Restrictions

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:
• Delegates should have in-depth knowledge and experience of the Permanent Way, and in particular Track Geometry.

• Hold a valid and current Track Handback competency certificate

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 EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


A letter of confirmation that the assessment was successfully completed will be awarded to the delegate.  No new competency certificate will be issued.

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure competence is maintained in accordance with Network Rail standards.