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Friday
May192017

New Engineers for RTIS 

Working in conjunction with our sister company RT Training Solutions, we are pleased to announce a further 6 trainee signalling engineers who are now competent, ready and available to add to our growing work force. Through our continued partnership with the Career Transition Programme (CTP) the majority of these candidates have come from a military background who are all seeking a long –term engineering career in the railway signalling sector. Our continued partnership with the CTP shows our true commitment to finding & developing newly talented people, often with transferrable skills into the railway signalling environment.

The trainees will be mentored by existing RTIS signalling staff and over a period of many months the training skills they have learnt will be put into practice in a real live railway environment. Our latest trained engineers will become our IRSE licensed personnel of the future in roles such as supervisors, SMTH/G110 team leaders, SWTH testers and installation staff.

The trainees have successfully passed courses in Personal Track Safety, Signalling Appreciation, Basic Signalling 1, Electrical Principles 1, Diagram Reading, E.I.S.S, Confined Spaces, Signalling Plant, Manual Handling, First Aid and SPWEE.  The courses are designed to cover a mixture of both technical and practical assessments, with candidates learning key skills that will be required for their roles working within RTIS’s signalling teams. More courses for new aspiring signalling engineers are already in place for 2017, with the intention being to grow our reputation in producing first class IRSE signalling engineers of the future. 

 

Tuesday
Apr252017

RTIS off to Camden 

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to build, install and commission all the new signalling assets associated within the Camden Lock Village Project. The project includes both signalling and civils deliverables, which fundamentally all will fall within the GRIP 6-8 process. All works will be managed and delivered by in-house RTIS personnel, with all site works being supervised and delivered by RTIS Test & Commissioning Managers and Signalling Installation Managers. In addition to the signalling scope, both new C110 and GRP troughing will be installed for all the new signalling cables associated with the works. Works will be undertaken in line with Network Rail signalling standards NR/L2/SIG/30014 and NR/L3/SIG/11303. The complete scope of the works to be undertaken are as follows:

  • Production of SSOW, WPP, Task Briefing & T&C Master Test Plan Documentation.
  • Undertake signalling correlation for signalling design team
  • Management & Supervision of all signalling & civils trackside works
  • Installation of new signalling assets; Location Cabinets, multi core signalling cables, Axle Counters.
  • Installation of new GRP and C110 trough routes  
  • Pre-testing of new signalling equipment under SWTH procedures
  • Test & Commission of all new signalling equipment in a 2 stage commissioning strategy
  • Project hand back & close out documentation
Thursday
Mar022017

RTIS win Inverness signalling works 

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to install and commission the new planned signalling assets associated within the Inverness IEP Depot in Scotland.  The project includes many signaling deliverables, but fundamentally all fall within the GRIP 6-8 process. The project was won on a competitive tender basis, supported with programme milestones and written methodology statements. All works will be managed and delivered by in-house staff, and in-turn all site works will supervised and delivered by RTIS Test & Commissioning Managers and Signalling supervisors. RT Infrastructure Solutions will be undertaking signalling correlation and then all the GRIP 6 works in line with Network Rail signalling standards NR/L2/SIG/30014 and NR/L3/SIG/11303. The complete scope of the works to be undertaken are as follows:

  • Production of SSOW, WPP, Task Briefing & T&C Master Test Plan Documentation.
  • Undertake signalling correlation for signaling design team
  • Management & Supervision of all signalling trackside works
  • Installation of new signalling assets, Fraucsher Axle Counters, Driver’s white lights, modifications to location cases.
  • Test & Commission of all new signaling Equipment in a single stage commissioning
  • Project hand back & close out documentation

 

Tuesday
Feb072017

Further IRSE success for RTIS 

Since our last IRSE update we have seen the continual progression of many of our IRSE engineers who have moved into higher roles within our company. Based on a combination of technical training and mentored work place experience, we are pleased to announce the following employees have attained their IRSE licenses in the following categories:

Sam Alllen IRSE Engineering Manager (Installation)

Mark Snowden IRSE Signalling Point Fitter

Tim Dotchin IRSE Signalling Team Leader Renewal

As we continually invest and develop our workforce, several of our engineers will also be going forward for their IRSE Competency or Workplace Assessments in the following categories within the next 2-4 month period:

Connor Vaughan IRSE Team Leader

Frazer Wylie IRSE Installer

Paul Clark IRSE Team Leader

Matt Conn IRSE Installer

Naomi Hoggard Marsh IRSE Team Leader

In addition to our IRSE successes we have also had the following members of staff complete the following technical or safety courses. Ricky McKinley (Safe System of Work Planner), Paul Clark (Basic Signalling 2), Egus Slimas (COSS Initial), Kriston Abbott (Treadles) and Allan Deal (SMTH re-cert/Treadles).    

 

Saturday
Dec312016

Xmas Works

Throughout December we have been busy supporting many signalling projects in the UK which have all culminated in the major commissioning sites at Shenfield, Kensal Green, Maidenhead, Acton, New Cross and Wembley. During these works our staff have been working on various signalling activities such as points installation, SMTH & SWTH testing, installation of various 4ft signalling equipment, location modification works and installation support for SWTH teams.

During this busy period we have provided over 4,200 hours of signalling support which has been spread across TIC, Signalling supervision, H&S supervision, SMTH, Installation Team Leader, Installer and Assistant Installer grades. All works were undertaken without any accidents or incidents and were brought in on time. 

As we move into 2017 we look forward to cementing our customer relationships and to continue to provide what we believe is a first class service to the rail industry.