To instruct candidates on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working on or near the line and to give delegates a basic understanding of the principles of track engineering including permanent way construction, components and work methods.
To provide the basic underpinning knowledge of permanent way construction, components and working methods associated with maintenance, renewal, repair, adjustment and dismantling of permanent way assets.
Who Is The Course Suitable For?
The course is designed for candidates new to track engineering who will be undertaking duties that require them to work on a ballast shoulder, sleepers and running rails. (This is known as the ballast box)
On successful completion of the course the candidates will be able to:
- Demonstrate their ability to use tools and equipment.
- Demonstrate their understanding of Permanent Way terms and procedures.
- Plain line and switches and crossings including rails, sleepers, bearers, ballast, fastenings, pads, insulators, clips, fishplates, bolts, tie bars, stretcher bars, switch heaters and lubricators.
- Joints, including insulated joints.
- Adjustment switches.
- Civil Engineering Structures, including cuttings, embankment and culverts.
- Signalling equipment including signals; point machines, AWS inductors; TPWS track equipment; axle counters; on track and line-side cables.
Pre-requisites & Requirements
Candidates will need to have successfully completed their PTS Initial training prior to attending the course.