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SMTH - Failure and Incident Testing

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


This course will enable signal engineers to understand the content of the SMTH Handbook (Part 5) and apply its principles in the workplace. It will also enable them to be able to carry out the tests defined within the handbook and also ensure that they are fully aware of the escalation procedure when these procedures cannot be applied or the requirements of the standard are not met.

Key Features

  • Provides underpinning knowledge towards the IRSE Maintenance Tester Licence
  • Intensive practical activities in Failure and Incident Testing
  • Provides the delegates with the necessary skills to carry out Incident and Failure Testing

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to describe the function of the following

  • Definition of Failure and Investigation Testing
  • Escalation Procedure
  • Collecting Information
  • Prioritising the collected information
  • Recording of information gathered
  • Classifying the Fault
  • Definition of a serious incident
  • Serious Incident Procedure
  • Escalation Procedure
  • Confirming the Fault
  • Correcting the Fault
  • Signing Equipment back into service

Assessment and Certification

Achievement of the Course Outcomes will be assessed by a practical and theory assessment.

The delegate’s achievement of the Course Outcomes will be confirmed by a certificate which will be forwarded to the nominated client contact following the course. This can then be used within the client’s CMS system to ascertain the candidate’s level of competence.


A delegate for this course should be a qualified SMT Tester