What is a Signalling Technician?
A Signalling Technician is responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing railway signalling systems, which are used to manage the safe movement of trains. The signalling technician works with electronic, mechanical and electrical signalling equipment, including track circuits, signals, points, level crossings and interlockings.
Overall, the role of a signalling technician is critical in ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the railway network, and their work directly contributes to the safety of passengers and staff.
What are the typical duties and activities for a Signalling Technician?
From employer to employer the description of a Signalling Technician job will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:
Installation: Installing new signalling systems, including track circuits, signals, points, level crossings and interlockings, and ensuring they meet the required safety standards.
Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on signalling equipment and systems, including cleaning, lubricating, and replacing parts as necessary.
Fault diagnosis and repair: Diagnosing faults in signalling systems and equipment, and repairing or replacing defective components to ensure reliable and safe operation.
Testing: Carrying out tests on signalling systems and equipment to ensure they are functioning correctly, and conducting regular safety checks to identify potential issues before they become critical.
Documentation: Maintaining accurate records of maintenance and repair work, and completing reports as required.
Communication: Communicating effectively with other rail professionals, such as signallers, train drivers, and other technicians, to ensure safe and efficient railway operations.
Compliance: Ensuring compliance with all relevant safety regulations and standards, and following established procedures and protocols to maintain a safe working environment.
Skills required to be a successful Signalling Technician
To be successful within a Signalling Technician job, the below skills are important;
Attention to detail
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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
Bristol Glass Wharf Project
This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.
£90m Bristol Arena Project
International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.
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