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Rail

Our rail clients own, build and maintain rail network infrastructure, plant and rolling stock. This varies from older legacy equipment to state of the art infrastructure. 

For rail network owners and their contractors, we provide a range of training, curriculum development and consulting services to support best practice in electrical safety across the Rail sector. These programs are governed by Network procedures, WHS and electrical legislation and the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator. 

Our services include High Voltage operator, electrical safe access and control room training as well as electrical advisory services. We support our Clients’ Learning and Development functions by providing technical curriculum development, contractor compliance training management services and formal auspice arrangements. Our industry experts have extensive skills and deep knowledge across HV and electrical plant operations and maintenance, rail electrical safety management, curriculum and work instruction development for light and heavy rail. 

Electrical Advisory Services

Visit our Advisory Services Page for details of our work in the creation of electrical and safe access procedures, work practices, audits and incident investigations. 

Short Courses and Qualifications

We deliver a range of training services to rail network owners and contractors. Our Short Courses and Qualifications include: 
  • High Voltage Operator - Initial and Refresher for rail overhead, substations, control room and signals.
  • Control Room Operations - Emergency response and fault finding
  • Preparation of switching programs
  • Electrical safety compliance training for owners and their contractors
  • Electrical Appliant and Recipient
  • Qualifications including pathways to achieve UET30719 Certificate III in ESI - Power Systems Rail Traction.

Technical and Curriculum design

Our Technical design engineers prepare instructional curriculum courseware and associated work procedures. We have worked extensively with Rail Industry Subject Matter Experts to develop curriculum for the Cert III in ESI - Power Systems Rail Traction, High Voltage Operations for overhead, substation, control room and signals. We have also designed specific programs such as the testing and commissioning power signalling circuits, equipment and components.

Workforce compliance solutions

We provide a comprehensive solution for rail network Contractors to manage their training and authorisation records to meet the compliance needs of Australia's Rail Network Owners. Our platform stores and measures your workers' records against each Network's training matrix and enables easy upload to pre-qualification platforms. Our Bridge online platform is customisable for the management of training, induction and licensing records which are easily displayed on PC, tablet or phone App

Thought Leadership

Australia is in the middle of a rail infrastructure boom with multibillion-dollar projects scheduled around the country to help manage the growing population. This boom is leading to many skilled job opportunities and also skill shortages. 

In Victoria the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) was established by the Victorian Government to oversee one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the state's history. LXRP was acutely aware of the forecast technical skills shortage in the rail industry and has coordinated the development of modern courseware for over 20 rail specific qualifications. This body of work is intended to equip TAFE and private sector training organisations with the tools to educate new entrants and upskill existing workers who want to take advantage of this massive rail infrastructure build.  Thomson Bridge is proud to work with LXRP to develop technical courseware to provide skills across the rail industry.

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