The objectives of the Institution are stated in the Articles of Association as being:
The advancement for the public benefit of the science and practice of signalling* by the promotion of research, the collection and publication of educational material and the holding of conferences, seminars and meetings.
The maintenance of high standards of practice and professional care amongst those working within the industry and the promotion of improved safety standards for the protection of the general public
*which means in this context all the equipment and systems (electrical, electronic, mechanical or software-based) methods, regulations and principles whereby the movement of railway or other traffic is controlled. This includes associated telecommunications systems.
We have a strategy for the development of the Institution and the services it provides for its members and stakeholders.
The Articles of Association and Bylaws state how the Institution is governed and organised. The governance of the Institution is the responsibility of its Council, which comprises elected members. The IRSE is a charity registered with the UK Charity Commission, and members of Council are Trustees of the charity. Click here for more information about the current membership of the Council.
You can read about the activities and work of the IRSE last year in our Annual Report.
It is a condition of membership that IRSE members abide by the Institution’s Code of Professional Conduct, which sets out our expectations and commitments in relation to matters such as:
The IRSE is a licensed body of the UK Engineering Council. IRSE members are encouraged to register with the Engineering Council as Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) or Engineering Technicians (Eng Tech). Click here for more information.
The IRSE undertakes a range of activities to support the professional development and maintaining competence of its members, including:
The IRSE encourages its members to plan and undertake activities that will maintain and enhance their professional capabilities, and to maintain records of these activities.
The Institution seeks to work collaboratively with:
for the purposes of:
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