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Rail Incident Management

Responding Safely On the Rail Network


2 Days


ILM Accredited

Class Size

Maximum of 8



Course Overview

Most responders are unsure of the hazards and risks when first arriving at an incident scene on the rail network and may benefit from furthering their skills in situational awareness, better risk management and safer inter-agency working.

This course is designed especially to enable fire fighters and other first line responders to operate safely at the scene of a rail incident. Delegates will learn how to implement a safety management system for rail-related incidents providing all-hazard competence.

Delivered by tutors with a high level of relevant experience, the course is underpinned by evidence gathered through questions and immersive, interactive exercises.

Upon successful completion of the course assessment, candidates will achieve a recognised qualification in managing a rail incident.

Course Modules

  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Rolling Stock
  • Legislation and Procedures

Teaching & Learning

Delivery of the course will include a mixture of theoretical input, case studies and classroom based exercises.


This qualification is validated by a 30 minute written assessment, with formative assessment throughout the course by the trainer.

The course was well structured and the content was very informative with good use of PowerPoint, videos, Fire Studio simulations and photos from operational incidents. The course content and the questions that we were asked promoted discussions between the crews on our existing procedures and the risks that we have on our site. We are already planning future exercises and training sessions at our rail station to develop on the newly acquired skills.

John created a learning environment that was relaxed and actively promoted group discussions which lead to everyone being fully engaged during the course. As a result of John's delivery style and the time that he has spent building a great relationship with all of us at Manchester Airport we all gained a great deal of knowledge whilst having fun and working together as a team. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it extremely beneficial.

Sam MarshallWatch Manager, Manchester Airport Fire and Rescue Service

Payment Policy

We invoice after course completion and expect payment in 30 days from date of invoice

Course Costs

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Cancellation Policy

SimTrainer will work in as flexible a manner as possible to meet your needs in re-arranging a date for the course.

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