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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