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15 Years and No Red Lights

2nd November 2011

Signet solutions celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on the 16th July 2011. This has seen the company developed from the initial vision of Jon Tillin into the company it is today that delivers training solutions across the world.

Claire Porter, the President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers has kindly agreed to deliver an address at the formal celebration of this achievement on Wednesday the 2nd of November 2011 in Derby at an event open to all members. The address is entitled “Maximising Performance: More for Less” which is the theme of her Presidential year and Signet Solutions also sees this area as a key challenge to the industry as we go forward.

As a way of thanking our clients and supporters over the years we would like to invite them and any interested members to attend this address and celebration.

The event will commence at 15.00 with an introduction from  Andy Knight the Managing Director which will be followed by the address by Claire Porter and then there will be the opportunity for some informal discussions and snacks to be enjoyed and tours of the facility will be available to interested parties.

The event will then conclude at approximately 17.30 to allow reasonable travelling time for guests.

If you wish to attend please do not hesitate to contact us.

15th Anniversary of Signet Solutions

2nd November 2011

15 Years and No Red Lights

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Signet solutions celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on the 16th July 2011. This has seen the company developed from the initial vision of Jon Tillin into the company it is today that delivers training solutions across the world.

Claire Porter, the President of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers has kindly agreed to deliver an address at the formal celebration of this achievement on Wednesday the 2nd of November 2011 in Derby at an event open to all members. The address is entitled “Maximising Performance: More for Less” which is the theme of her Presidential year and Signet Solutions also sees this area as a key challenge to the industry as we go forward.

As a way of thanking our clients and supporters over the years we would like to invite them and any interested members to attend this address and celebration.

The event will commence at 15.00 with an introduction from  Andy Knight the Managing Director which will be followed by the address by Claire Porter and then there will be the opportunity for some informal discussions and snacks to be enjoyed and tours of the facility will be available to interested parties.

The event will then conclude at approximately 17.30 to allow reasonable travelling time for guests.

Minor Railways Weekend - 2011

20th September 2011

Saturday & Sunday 24th & 25th September 2011

Venue: Signet Solutions Training Centre, Derby

IRSE – Minor Railways Section – Signal Maintenance and Inspection Technical Workshop

With the kind support and sponsorship of Eldin Management Ltd, the Minor Railway Section will be holding a technical workshop at Signet Solutions Ltd in Derby, on the above dates. This workshop follows on from the previous successful meetings and technical visits held by the Section and is open to general interest. The planned schedule of the workshop is as follows:

With the kind support and sponsorship of Eldin Management Ltd, the Minor Railway Section will be holding a technical workshop at Signet Solutions Ltd in Derby, on the above dates. This workshop follows on from the previous successful meetings and technical visits held by the Section and is open to general interes

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29th July 2011

Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st  July 2011

Venue: Signet Solutions Training Centre, Derby

IRSE – YOUNGER MEMBERS

Module 2 & 3 Examination Preparatory Workshop

Building upon the success of the popular events we have hosted in Derby over the last three years, Signet Solutions are proud to assist the IRSE Younger Members’ section again this year. The event will take place over the weekend of 30th and 31st July 2011, a little later in the year than usual to fit in with the work commitments of our key guest contributor, Peter Woodbridge.

The event is intended to assist in preparation for Modules 2 & 3 of the examination. In keeping with its earlier timing, this year’s event will concentrate on a broad general understanding of the concepts underlying signalling layouts and controls, blurring the distinction between these two closely related modules. Analysis of the exam results over recent years shows a downward trend in the results for Module 3, indicating general weakness of candidates’ understanding of signalling principles. We hope that by placing more emphasis on this element we can help students’ performance in both the Module 3 written questions and the control tables as well as raising awareness of factors relevant to Module 2 “signalling the layout”. Equally the event may also prove useful to those just keen to build up general domain knowledge even if not intending to sit either of these modules this year.

The event is open to all, but places are limited so priority will be given to committed students. You are therefore invited to demonstrate your commitment by submitting a significant attempt at either the Module 2 or Module 3 paper from 2009, at least two weeks before the start of the event. These are available to download from: http://www.irse.org/IRSEExam.html. Your answers should be uploaded to the IRSE exam Forum website
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We do recognise that the event is taking place significantly before the exam and therefore you are unlikely yet to be fully prepared for it; all we ask is for your best effort- it is important to build up significant practice at tackling exam papers, so starting early should be beneficial. Depending on your state of preparation, you may choose to undertake these under exam conditions (in order to get a feel as to how you may cope under tight time constraints); alternatively if less experienced you should still attempt them but “open book” and giving yourself the time needed for your best effort to at least get a feel of what will be required when answering a question.

Part of the weekend’s activities will be based upon a selection from this submitted work but where time does not permit general discussion of a particular element, we will attempt to provide some feedback on an individual basis.

Additionally the workshop will give the opportunity to interact with Signet’s free-wired RRI and Westpac Interlockings to get a feel of how signalling principles are applied in different situations. We also hope to have a demonstration of the Siemens ‘GeSim’ Interlocking simulation which can be simultaneously viewed by a large group to demonstrate interlocking functionality and its relationship to Control Table entries.

Wednesday 22nd June 2011

Signet Solutions are once again proud to announce that they have secured the ISO 9001-2008 quality assurance certificate.

Friday 4th June 2010

Signet Solutions are once again proud to announce that they have secured the ISO 9001-2008 quality assurance certificate.

Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th May 2010

Saturday & Sunday 8th & 9th May 2010

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12th June 2009

Friday 12th June 2009

Signet Solutions are once again proud to announce that they have secured the ISO 9001 quality assurance certificate

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2009

Venue: Signet Solutions Training Centre, Derby

IRSE – YOUNGER MEMBERS

Module 2 & 3 Examination Workshop

Following the success of last year’s weekend exam workshop, the IRSE young members and Signet Solutions are pleased to announce that we will be repeating the event again this year. The workshop, developed to help students studying for modules 2 and 3 of the IRSE exams, is split over two days with the Saturday dedicated to module 2 and Sunday to module 3. You can attend either or both days depending on your needs however it should be noted that even if you are just sitting one of the modules, you may still find both days useful as similar knowledge is required.

The aim of the workshop is to look at a range of typical exam questions that have been attempted by candidates in advance. Mock exams will be distributed to attendees who will be expected to have previously had a go at them under exam conditions. The weekend will be tailored towards addressing how these questions were attempted. This preparatory work is an essential part of the weekend – it is a rare opportunity to get feedback on how you are approaching questions under exam conditions and one that should not be missed. These sessions will be accompanied by short seminars on some of the key technical issues faced and on techniques specific to the individual modules. If there are any specific issues you would like to cover on the day you can indicate them on your response and we will try to accommodate these on the weekend.

The weekend is free to attend and a buffet lunch will be provided however attendees will have to arrange their own travel and accommodation. If you should need any further information regarding the event please do not hesitate to contact us on 01332 343585.

Monday 27th October 2008

Signet Solutions has continued to grow this year and has expanded our practical training facilities. The major installation this year has been the Westpac MKIIIA interlocking, specifically designed for training which will supplement the existing RRI interlocking. Signet Solutions will grow it’s interlocking capability with installation of an Ansaldo ACC Interlocking.

Saturday 16th/17th August 2008

The Study weekend for modules 2 and 3 of the IRSE exam over the weekend of 16/17 August 2008 was a huge success.

The weekend provided exam practice opportunities with feedback, learning sessions on key technical issues, and examination technique tips.

We are hoping to host a similar event next year.

Monday 14th April 2008

Signet Solutions are very excited to be working in conjunction with Ansaldo STS (Australia). We are delivering a package of training modules and Train the Trainer events to support the creation of the Ansaldo Academy in Brisbane.

Andy Knight, Managing Director comments “This has been a wonderful opportunity to work with the Asia Pacific Region which obviously has a lot of parallels with UK practice. We have also worked on the tailoring of the events to suit the market. Once the courses are delivered the Academy will support the training and development of Ansaldo staff in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.”

Signet Signalling's continued growth

27th August 2008

Signet Solutions has continued to grow this year and has expanded our practical training facilities. The major installation this year has been the Westpac MKIIIA interlocking, specifically designed for training which will supplement the existing RRI interlocking. Signet Solutions will grow it’s interlocking capability with installation of an Ansaldo ACC Interlocking.

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