Training for the Railway Industry
Telephone: 023 8065 1388

SWT Testing Module 5 – Test Assistant


This course is intended for delegates who will be required to undertake the role of test assistant. It will provide them with the underpinning knowledge and practical ability that will be required in this role and make sure they are aware of the equipment that will be used and what will be expected of them.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of this course, the delegate will be able to describe the function of the following:

  • Aspect reporting
  • Test Desk
  • Operation
  • Track Circuit Assistance
  • Point Operation and Detection Assistance
  • Relays, Lever Locks and Circuit Controller Identification and Observation
  • Wire Counting
  • Continuity Testing
  • Strap and Function Testing
  • Cable and Through Testing
  • Control Panel Reporting
  • Power Supply Safety

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment

Full PPE is required for this course. All delegates are required to bring:

  • Protective “all orange” high Visibility Clothing to Network Rail Standard
  • Safety Footwear (Boots) to Network Rail Standard
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to Network Rail Standard

Achievement of the Course Outcomes will be assessed by a practical and theory assessment. The delegate’s achievement of the Course Outcomes will be confirmed by a certificate which will be forwarded to the nominated client contact following the course.


A well prepared delegate is expected to be familiar with Signalling symbols and Signalling Installation practices. They should also have a basic knowledge of safe working procedures whilst working on electrical equipment (i.e. SPWEE).

S&T Training Limited

Railway Goods Yard
Dutton Lane
Hampshire, SO50 6AA

Tel: 023 8065 1388
Fax: 023 8072 8660



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