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Near miss with advanced lookout near Surbiton

Overview A three man track patrolling team consisting of a Network Rail COSS/patroller and contract site and advanced lookouts were conducting a track patrol. The COSS proceeded to inspect the Up Fast line and observe the Up Slow, accompanied by the site lookout. As the COSS and site lookout continued the patrol the advanced lookout […]

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Installation of Tensorex tensioning devices

Overview Tensorex and Tensorex C+ tensioning devices are used to maintain mechanical tension in the overhead line conductors. There have been three separate incidents relating to working practices with these Tensorex tensioning devices. During endurance testing of a Tensorex C+ there was a catastrophic failure of one of the terminal forks. During the setup of […]

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Update on MC/CC Competencies.

Who does this affect? All machine controllers, crane controllers for on track plant and ontrack machine Sponsors of currently competent machine controllers, cranecontrollers for on track plant and on trackmachine Planners , administrators, and coordinators, planning training events and administrating the training assessment notification process for both on track plant and on track machine on […]

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Machine Controller – Material Handler and Competence Changes

Rail Plant: Machine Controller – Material Handler and Competence Changes Post implementation briefing for training and assessment providers Change to Capability or Competence Arrangements | Training Solutions | Industry – October 2014 Who does this affect? All industry providers with trainers and assessors currently approved to deliver and/or assess current on track plant (OTP) training […]

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Track Induction – Grandfather Rights

Track Induction Grandfather rights to be withdrawn Change to Capability or Competence Arrangements | Training Solutions | Industry / PD&T – October 2014 Who does this affect? All track side staff who are part of: Track maintenance Track renewal Track inspection What is changing? Grandfather rights for Track Induction are being withdrawn. You have up […]

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NCCA Card Price Increase

As with previous years, transactions that the NCCA will increase from 1st January 2013. This is an annual increase based on Retail Prices index figure published in the preceding December.   The new prices are as follows:   Transaction Type   Old price (until 31/12/2012)     New price (from 1/1/2013)   Notification of training/assessment […]

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Land Rover Update

Update from the NCCA regarding Machine Controller Secondary Please note that the title of the secondary Machine/Crane Controller currently known as “Land Rover” has changed to “Highway Based Dual Purpose Vehicle”. You do not need to re-issue counterparts to reflect this change. Please call the NCCA on 0870 164 2244 if you have any questions. […]

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