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Points Op Initial

March 24, 2018


3, NTS House, Mapple Court, 3 Davenport Sreet, Macclesfield SK10 1JE
Macclesfield, SK10 1JE United Kingdom

Maximum Number of delegates: 8

Duration: 1 Day



Course Content

  • Reasons for appointment
  • Types of point motor
  • Point End Identification plates
  • What to do on arrival at the site of the failure
  • Safety of Personnel attending points failures
  • Operating points manually
  • Dealing with complex failures
  • Dealing with simple failures
  • Removal of clips and scotches
  • Duties of a points operator




  • Candidates must be 18 years old or over
  • Candidates must have a Sentinel card with a valid Personal Track Safety, COSS OR IWA competency
  • Valid medical and D&A relevant to your current sponsor and competency



Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake points operator duties.


Course objectives

  • Demonstrate their availability to interpret relevant sections from network rail rule book GE/RT 800 series.

Demonstate their knowledge and ability to manually operate power points motors in line with relevant rules and regulations

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