Railway Risk and Safety Management

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FREE COURSE: Railway Risk and Safety Management - FREE Places

The OppO Group is proud to be able to offer a number of free places for Individuals who are in the process of leaving the Armed Forces or Ex-Military Servicemen and Woman.  The course is aimed at Railway Risk and Safety Management and encompasses a wide range of skills so a background in Engineering and Mechanics is a added bonus . We would like to thank the University of Birmingham for this opportunity and support, the team at OppO look forward to working closely with the University.

We have a nmber of places on the technically focused modules of this programme to be held in Birmingham.

All applications for the course will be screened for suitability. The course modules are comprised of the following:

Continuous Professional Development Modules - normally priced at £1,200 per module, however OppO has agreed to pay a fee for the successful candidates to attend this course.

Railway Operations Control Systems - 6th October 2014 - 10h October 2014
Strategic Business Mangement for Railways - 24th November 2014 - 28h November 2014
Railway Traction and Electrification Systems - 26th January 2015 - 30th January 2015
Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Systems - 10th November 2014 - 14th November 2014
Please register your details and CV for consideration of this course. All successful candidates will be notified in the coming weeks and may need to attend an interview or possibly a telephone interview with the course instructors.

Course Details:

1. Railway Operations Control Systems (October)
The module covers the interdependent technical areas of the railway of operations and control systems. Areas addressed include the management of complexity, safe operation of freight and passenger train services, human resource management and environmental
issues, as well as operations management and economics for the rail industry. The design of railway control and signalling systems requires a detailed understanding of the principles relating to braking performance, block operation, route setting, failsafe principles and the mathematical theories of safe software design. Interlocking design, automatic train control (ATP and ATO) and moving block are covered, together with the new European Train Control System (ERTMS). The special requirements of metro and light rail operations are considered alongside signalling maintenance and EMC issues. Modelling of signalling systems and the simulation of simple railway networks are introduced through lectures and practical activities.

2. Strategic Business Mangement for Railways (November)
This module addresses the choice of railway technology elements; matching technology to route, operational requirements and legislation. It discusses the option of future proofing, back-up systems and emerging technologies. It covers issue such as obsolescence management, managing tolerances in documentation and manufacturing. Topics of quality control are covered. The module also addresses management of design processes, supply chain specification, risks and change. The teaching will be complemented with case studies of system application and relevant projects.

3. Railway Traction and Electrification Systems (January 2015)
This module covers all aspects of motive power, from diesel-electric propulsion through to pulse width converter systems. Individual lectures deal with the basic physics of traction, friction braking and electric braking systems, DC and AC motor design and traction supplies, power converters, and train detection. Industry-based speakers address the topics of station design, station systems and infrastructure power supply components.

4. Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Systems (November)
The infrastructure portion of this module is designed to give students an in-depth technical knowledge of the rolling stock and infrastructure systems and an understanding of how to design and maintain them in order to minimise risk and maximise safety. Railway alignment design, gauging, and maintenance issues are discussed in detail, as are issues relating to the rolling contact behaviour of the wheel-rail interface and to rail vehicle dynamics, including the steering of wheelsets. Aerodynamics, body-shell design and crashworthiness issues, choice of materials, vehicle maintenance, and the design and behaviour suspensions are covered in some detail. Also addressed are the topics of station design,station systems and infrastructure power supply components.