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IRSE Assessments

We can offer a complete IRSE assessment service, in partnership with P M Training and Assessing, for the following categories:

1.2.105 Signalling Point Fitter

Covers installing and maintaining at least one, (two if one is mechanical), of the following types of points: Mechanical, Electrical, Pneumatic, or Hydraulic and other associated equipment. Capable of performing basic electrical integrity checks, to check the function and set-up of the installed detection components. Capable of setting up safe systems of work at all times.

1.2.200 Signalling Assistant Installer

An Assistant Signalling Installer will be capable of installing and wiring signalling equipment, under the direct supervision of a licensed signalling installer.

1.2.210 Signalling Installation Operative

A Signalling Installation Operative on the operational railway will - be capable of installing and wiring signalling equipment, using measuring equipment, and carrying out installation integrity checks, such as wire counts and continuity checks. - be aware of the safety requirements of the live railway and when working adjacent to operational equipment. - understand the scope of work and keep within the limits of their authority. A clear distinction must be made between their own integrity checks and subsequent functional testing. - ensure that the site is left safe and the activities are handed over as appropriate after completing an installation task.

1.2.220 Signalling Installation Technician

A Signalling Installation Technician will be capable of understanding and interpreting installation documentation / diagrams. They will: - work independently to prioritise tasks and make decisions. - have a working knowledge of the systems they work on and how they interface with other systems and equipment on the operational railway. - use tools and test equipment correctly to install and wire signalling equipment and systems, remove and replace signalling components as part of a renewal activity, and carry out installation integrity checks, such as wire counts and continuity checks. - be aware of the risks that the work may have on the operational railway and prioritise your work to take into account operational, site and environmental conditions - ensure that the correct resources are available for the tasks and that adequate arrangements are made to hand over work at the end of shift resolving any problems with the installation work within the limits of their authority.

1.3.150 Test Assistant

Covers the role of undertaking tests under direction on signalling components and equipment in accordance with the test specifications and plans.

1.4.100 Assistant Signalling Maintainer

Covers the role of maintaining and rectifying signalling or control systems equipment under the direction of a licensed maintainer. 

1.4.110 Signalling Maintainer

Signalling Maintainers will be capable of maintaining or rectifying signalling systems and equipment, completing integrity checks on their own work, instigating testing where necessary and identifying where independent testing is required.

1.4.160 Signalling Maintenance Tester

Signalling Maintenance Testers will be responsible for undertaking the testing activities in support of the maintenance of operational signalling equipment. Whilst undertaking testing activities they will:
Identify the testing requirements
Undertake defined tests
Identify where systems and equipments are not to specification
Provide suitable and sufficient evidence to confirm that the renewed and repaired signalling equipment is fit for entry into service

1.4.230 Combined Signalling Maintainer & Fault Finder

Combined Signalling Maintainers & Fault Finders will be capable of maintaining or rectifying signalling systems and equipment, completing integrity checks on their own work, instigating testing where necessary and identifying where independent testing is required. They will be capable of locating and diagnosing faults in signalling systems and equipment where the preservation of evidence is not necessarily required.  The type and range of problems and faults cover both simple and complex faults due to environmental factors, ageing, human error, inherent design problems and may be either right side or wrong side failures.

1.8.100 Signalling Team Leader

Covers organising and controlling work activities of a team or teams; ensuring that sufficient resources are available and contributing to technical leadership on engineering activities; and also responsible for the work of the team and the handover to others. 
The holding of the Signalling Installer licence is a pre-requisite for this licence for leaders of installation teams. 

7.8.110A Engineering Manager (Maintenance)

Responsible for Interpreting and implementing your organisation's policy for the maintenance of Signalling and/or Telecoms assets. This includes:
  • Managing the activities of your department to ensure that the safety of the operational railway is taken into account in all aspects of your area of responsibility.
  • Providing advice and information on aspects of S and/or T engineering within your job role.
  • Solving engineering problems through application of current and developing technology.
Responsible for managing the maintenance activities of S and/or T equipment and systems through your direct actions or through delegated actions to achieve compliance, ensuring that:
  • Maintenance specifications and plans are prepared and resources are effectively utilised.
  • Achievement of the plan and maintenance standards are monitored.
  • Incidents are thoroughly investigated and action taken to prevent recurrence

7.8.110B Engineering Manager (Installation)

Responsible for managing the installation activities of signalling or telecoms systems through your direct actions or through delegated actions to achieve compliance, ensuring that:
  • The installation requirements are interpreted correctly.
  • Resources are identified, procured and effectively utilised.
  • Installation specifications and plans are prepared and provided to installation staff.
  • Achievement of the plan and installation standards are monitored to ensure the quality of the installation.
  • The installation is completed and handed over for testing in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Operational, technical, and safety principles have been met.
  • Opportunities for improvements are identified and implemented.
  • Any incidents / engineering problems are thoroughly investigated and action to prevent recurrence is taken.
  • Effective solutions are identified and implemented for problems that arise.

7.8.110F Engineering Manager – Project Engineering

Responsible for managing the activities of Signalling or Telecoms projects through your direct actions or through delegated actions to achieve compliance, ensuring: 

  • The projects comply with the scope of works, the clients’ requirements and your organisation procedures. 
  • Operational, technical, and safety principles are met. 
  • The effective use of S or T Engineering resources. 
  • The progress of projects is effectively monitored. 
  • Opportunities for improvement are identified and implemented. 
You may be part of a multidisciplinary team responsible for the project engineering of the technical element of a project or stages of a project and may also cover project management activities for engineering an end to end project. You will provide advice on decisions effecting S or T systems, and you will also identify S or T problems and how they are to be resolved. You must be capable of managing the integration of the project in the railway environment.

Note: Descriptions of licence categories taken from IRSE website: http://www.irselicensing.org/Lists/categories/AllItems.aspx
Other categories may be available using our associate assessors, please ask.

As well as being to carry out both Workplace and Competence Assessments we are able to assist with the completion of IRSE Logbooks and arrange Logbook Reviews

If you would like any further details or would like to discuss your requirements, please feel free to contact us