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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:

After a number of years struggling to find reliable & cost effective support for Daventry International Railport, where some previous suppliers had neglected us as a "small" contract deeming it to be less important than their bigger clients, we awarded the maintenance contract to Pearson's. Warwick Asbury, Malcolm Rail
The team that you have working for you now are hardworking, responsible and very knowledgeable, I have had the pleasure of working with all your employees over the last couple of years and now feel we have a trust that helps us move forward with our program of works. Neil White, Direct Rail Services