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Signalling System Appreciation for Managers

Bespoke & Private Courses: 

Signet Solutions Limited can reserve a course for your company exclusively, and we can design courses to meet your Company’s specifications. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

3 Days
Derby or at your premises by arrangement
Maximum number of delegates: 


This course is intended to equip those involved in the management of signalling work or signalling training and competence with the basic knowledge of the technologies, working practices and requirements involved in the industry .


By the end of the course the successful delegate will be able to:

  • Identify common items of signalling equipment
  • Explain the operation of key signalling systems
  • Explain the difference between key types of activity
  • Explain  the roles of training and competence in railway safety management
  • Locate the standards appropriate to a particular activity

Course content

Main line technologies

  • Fail safe concepts
  • Relays, circuit diagrams & signalling plans
  • Signals and associated equipment (mechanical: filament lamp, fibre optic, route indicator, main, shunt, subsidiary etc)
  • Train detection and associated equipment (DC, AC, jointless, bonding, axle counters, treadles)
  • Points and associated equipment (mechanical HW, 63, clamp lock, HPSS, backdrives,)
  • Interlockings (RRI/ SSI)
  • Locations
  • Level crossings
  • Operator Interface (Panel/  IECC)

Common activities

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Works testing
  • Maintenance
  • Signal maintenance testing
  • Failure investigation

Standards framework

  • Railway Safety Principles & Guidance
  • Railway Group standards
  • Network Rail standards
  • Internal company standards

Safety management

  • Obligations & requirements
  • Competence (IRSE licensing, NVQ, Assessment in the line etc)
  • Training & its contribution to competence