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Safety & Training - Leading the Way in Railway Maintenance

All staff are certified and competent to undertake the works using the correct plant and equipment


All staff undergoes extensive training before being allowed to undertake works on the customer's infrastructure.

Necessary training and qualifications include:

  • PTS (Sentinel - Personal track safety)
  • Lookout
  • COSS (Controller Of Site Safety)
  • Passport to Safety (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board)
  • Bespoke PES induction
  • First Aid - Appointed person
  • Abrasive wheels
  • Hydraulic excavator
  • Manual handling
  • Plant and machinery including hand tools

 All staff are encouraged to engage in a Continued Professional Development programme with professional bodies and university.

Health & Safety

Where possible all staff work within a 'safeguarded area' (Green Zone) under a COSS. All staff are certified and competent to undertake the works using the correct plant and equipment.

All plant and equipment is in good working condition and will be checked before any works. All infrastructure is returned in a safe condition fit for the passage of rolling stock.

Staff has regular assessments and appraisals to gauge abilities and attitudes.

All works include up-to-date risk assessments and method statements and briefed to all staff before works commence.

COSS Briefing & 'Toolbox' Talks - At the start of Every Day

Confidence in Company Safety

  • Quarterly Safety Meetings
  • COSS Briefing & 'Toolbox' Talks prior to any works or at the start of Every Day
  • RISQS, Achilles Audited and Certified 'Every Year'
  • Independent, competent safety consultant contracted systems


If you have any questions regarding personnel training, our health & safety procedures or our Continued Professional Development programme then please don't hesitate to call us on 01773 763 508 or get in touch via our contact page.

What our Clients Say about us:

Pearsons Engineering Services have been providing track maintenance, minor works and consultancy services to GB Railfreight Ltd for over two years, during which time they have proved to be a reliable supplier delivering a consistently good standard of work. David Morgan, GB Railfreight Ltd
Just a couple of lines to thank you for your level of service we get from PES here at Stourton Depot. The engineers are always very professional and receptive to site inductions and procedures.
I always feel reassured after a visit that all is well with the track on site. We are an extremely busy site and service like we get from yourselves means I can concentrate on other things knowing that track is in good hands.
Best Regards,
John. John Beard, Stourton