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Track Geometry Supervisor (TGS)

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with the underpinning knowledge and skills necessary to be able to measure, apply, guide and supervise on-track machines, undertaking maintenance and/or renewal of the track.


4 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will:
• Be able to detail the roles and responsibilities of the Track Geometry Supervisor, track and technical support staff and machine operators when carrying out mechanised track maintenance and/or renewal.
• Be aware of all relevant site and machine safety procedures.
• Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the types of mechanised plant used including; machine capabilities and limitations and their outputs.
• Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the relevant Company and Network Rail Standards which apply to mechanised track renewal/maintenance work.
• Be able to undertake a site survey before and after the mechanised plant have worked.
• Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the procedure for marking out of the track to ensure protection of the infrastructure including structural clearances.
• Be aware of the principles of tamping and lining.
• Have a clear understanding of the Structure Gauge and Clearances when undertaking a site survey. 

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required:
• An in-depth knowledge of both plain line and S&C track layouts and their components
• Previous experience in undertaking mechanised plant work

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