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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Peterborough is a cathedral city in the county of Cambridgeshire. Located 76 miles north of London, Peterborough has an estimated population of 202,110 as of 2017. Cheltenham has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:
Two New Schools
The council, assisted by its technical advisers Rider Levett Bucknall, appointed Wates to undertake the construction of Manor Drive Primary and Secondary schools on land at Paston Reserve after planning permission was granted in October 2020, following a public consultation. The two schools are set to open in September 2022, providing at capacity 900 secondary places, 420 primary places and 26 nursery places.
Junction 3 and Junction 15 highway improvement schemes
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, headed by Mayor James Palmer, has awarded Peterborough City Council the funding to prepare a Transport Business Case and undertake Detailed Design for improvement schemes at two critical parkway junctions:
Junction 15 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A47 Soke Parkway)
Junction 3 (A1260 Nene Parkway / A1139 Fletton Parkway)
Both junctions suffer from congestion, especially at peak times, and the proposed enhancements will reduce delay and improve journey times which will benefit Peterborough’s residents, businesses, visitors and overall economy.
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