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Inspection and Maintenance of Sidings & Depots

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills necessary to undertake the inspection and general maintenance of sidings and depots.


3 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• Be aware of the legislation and safety requirements when carrying out their duties
• Have a clear understanding of track construction including components of both plain line and switch & crossings
• Be able to carry out maintenance requirements
• Be able to carry out maintenance to the track work using both hand tools and mechanised plant
• Have a clear understanding of the need for planning and preparation of work
• Have an understanding of the company procedure for reporting defects and the need to complete relevant documentation in a clear and concise manner

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:
• A basic understanding of the track & use of handtools

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 EN166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of the course. Certification has no expiry.