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Short Course Open Programme

Do You Speak Rail?

One Day Railway Awareness Course            

Drawn from our well established Rail Induction and 100 Basic Principles courses, this course is aimed specifically at those new to the rail industry whether as engineers, managers or administrators.

Course delivery is enhanced by photographs and diagrams from our library and use of our model railway for demonstrations of equipment and operations.

Objectives - To enable delegates to obtain a basic introductory knowledge of railways with which they will be equipped to converse and deal with other rail suppliers and clients.

Subjects Covered:

  • The Structure & Operations of the British Rail Industry

  • Network Rail Infrastructure (Track, Structures, Signalling & Electrification)

  • LUL Infrastructure

  • Traction & Rolling Stock

  • On-Track Plant

  • Working on the Line

  • Glossary of Railway Terminology

All delegates receive an illustrated course manual.

Location – Kents Hill, Milton Keynes

Date - TBA

Times – 09:00 – 17:00

Cost – £250 + VAT (includes lunch and refreshments)

CDM on the Railways

One Day CDM Regulations (2015) Awareness Course   

Objectives - To provide participants with an understanding of the Regulations and their application on railway works, the roles of key personnel identified in the regulations and the essential documentation required by the Regulations.

Subjects Covered:

  • Definitions in the CDM Regulations

  • Associated Legislation

  • Duties of the Principal Parties

  • Construction Phase Plan

  • Health and Safety File

  • Specific Applications of CDM (including Network Rail)

All delegates receive a comprehensive course manual.

Location – Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes

Date - 23rd April 2018

Times – 09:00 – 16:30

Cost – £250 + VAT (includes lunch and refreshments)

Railway Induction Course

 Two Day Railway Induction Course - 100 Basic Principles       

Objectives - To provide appropriate introductory knowledge and understanding of the basic components and practices of railway engineering, including the safe planning and execution of engineering on or about Network Rail.
  • The Structure & Operations of the Rail Industry

  • Railway Documentation

  • Permanent Way

  • Structures & Clearances

  • Signalling & Telecommunications

  • Overhead & 3rd Rail Electrification

  • On-Track Machines and Other Engineering Vehicles

  • Planning Engineering Work and Line Blockages

  • Glossary of Railway Terminology

Course Format

A mixture of tutor input is enhanced by photographs and diagrams from our library, videos, syndicate work and practical demonstrations on our training model used to build up the knowledge base required. This is supported by a comprehensive illustrated manual which forms an excellent post-training reference book.  The training will be consolidated with case studies and syndicate exercises, using the model, to apply the learning to a realistic situation.

For those who require the 100 Basic Principles certificate we will arrange the one hour examination directly after the course. 

Location  Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes
Date –  24th & 25th April 2018
Times - 09:00 – 17:00
Cost – £490 + VAT (includes lunches and refreshments)

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