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Installation of speedboards (ESR / TSR)

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding in the correct storage, transportation and placement of warning equipment relating to Temporary and Emergency Speed Restrictions in accordance with Network Rail specification and Railway Standards


2 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -
•    Have a clear understanding of the requirements detailed in the Railway Group Standards, Network Rail Company Standards and Trackwork Instructions relating to TSRs and ESRs
•    Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of Warning Boards, Indicators and Termination Boards to use in certain situations.
•    Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of Automatic Warning Systems employed.
•    Have an understanding of the design criteria utilised in the setting up of TSRs and ESRs in given situations.

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 Competence will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of the course. Certification has no expiry. Annual Assessments required.