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Inspection & Maintenance of Long Timbers

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with the relevant skills and underpinning knowledge to install, inspect and maintain Longitudinal Timbers to the required Network Rail Company Standards.


2 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
• Have a clear understanding of the construction types and components of longitudinal timbers.
• Have an understanding of the design requirements including objectives, track criteria and structural design.
• Be aware of the methods of installation of longitudinal timbers including workmanship and assembly.
• Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of longitudinal timbers inspection and recording procedures, including track geometry.
• Have an understanding of the processes for maintenance and removal of longitudinal timbers, including maintenance of the track.

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:
• A sound understanding of the track & its components

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.