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Style HW Points Maintenance

Bespoke & Private Courses: 

Signet Solutions 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.

5 Days
Location: at our Derby training centre, or on your premises (subject to equipment availability)
Maximum number of delegates: 


This course will enable signal engineers to recall the principles of operation of the style HW machine and carry out the necessary tests and checks as defined in the Signal Maintenance Specifications. They will also be able to adjust the Style HW Point Machine to operational parameters and effectively locate faults. They will also be able to change component parts of the point machine

Key Features

 Underpinning Knowledge matched to IRSE Licences

  • Intensive practical experience in applying the role of point fitting
  • May be tailored to specific client or railway administration requirements

Course Outcomes

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

  • Principles of Operation
  • Connection to Point Switches
  • Machine and Component Variations
  • Mechanical Operation
  • Electrical Operation
  • Mechanical Installation
  • Rail Sections, Switch Types and Layouts
  • Preparation and mounting of machine
  • Connections
    • Adjustment and Gauging
  • Maintenance
    • General
    • Specific Services (A&B)
    • Changing of Components
  • Faulting

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.


A well prepared delegate is expected to be able to read circuit diagrams and are involved the maintenance and faulting of Style HW point machines. Ideally they should have attended some basic signalling courses (BS1/BS2/Introduction to Signalling) or be able to demonstrate relevant experience