Locomotive Driver and Shunter Training

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Locomotive Driver and Shunter Training Courses

Our specialised railway track safety training course is a must for anyone working on or near the railway. Staff and contractors are given a clear understanding of the key features of a railway, its risks, hazards and how to keep safe at all times.

Our course material can be developed for your individual rail site and can incorporate any special local instructions or other requirements that are specific to your operation.

All candidates receive a high quality track safety handbook which outlines the key elements of the course. This can be used as a handy reference guide. We also provide a rail operations manual to accompany our courses.

The course also includes a practical and theoretical assessment of competence for all candidates.

The key components of our courses are as follows;

  • Driving and shunting of Locomotives
  • Personal track safety
  • Preparing for work
  • Track and signals
  • Use of hand signals and verbal communication
  • Locomotive familiarity

  • General rail operations and safety
  • Preparation of trains for use
  • The control of train movements
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Dealing with emergencies

We also provide refresher training courses tailor made to suit your needs and can carry out intermediate workplace assessments if required.

Book your training course today

Give us a call to schedule your first session

Book your training course today

Give us a call to schedule your first session

01469 577942


Here’s what our happy drivers had to say about our services:

Just like to say a big thank you for a very enjoyable 2 days ADR & PDP refresher course. Matt and Sam were on top of their game. Especially liked the endless chocolate biscuits and Mugs of tea. Matt sure knows his stuff. Thanks guys.

Garry Baker

Paul gave a good understanding of the responsibility of a locomotive shunter driver. Answered all questions. Help was never far away when needed. Thanks for your time.

Daniel - Novice Operator course August 2020

A great insight and appreciation of driving and shunting locomotives. Enjoyable, factual and informative. Course delivered in a fun, casual, relaxing atmosphere.

Daryl - Locomotive Driver & Shunter course July 2020