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Invalid licence cards

Revoked licence cards which have not been returned to IRSE:

Name: Cawley, Mark (59366) Licence category/ies: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder Date of revocation: 20/07/2018 Details of complaint: Mark did not complete the maintenance to the required NR/SMS standards, for a number of points and track circuits but signed these off as complete. 

Name: Gorton, Calum (60460) Licence category: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer & Fault Finder. Date of revocation 23.03.21. Details of complaint: Calum Gorton completed record cards, together with servicing and FPL testing records for work on points. These incorrectly showed the work and testing as having been completed.

Name: Kennedy, John (0061283) Licence category:  1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer & Fault Finder. Date of revocation 24.05.21. Details of complaint: John Kennedy was responsible for the testing associated with an IBJ renewal at Euston on 12 May 2020, but did not carry out the required testing and produced falsified SMTH test records for testing that had not been completed.   

Name: Pickstock, Graeme (0070589) Licence category: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer & Fault Finder. Date of revocation 06.08.20. Details of complaint: A code 2 AWS fault occurred at signal PN315 (horn vice bell). A fault team attended and found wiring defects in location HH19/3. Graeme Pickstock had been responsible for the work in accordance with a SMTH test plan list issued by the Section Supervisor prior to the work.  The investigation found that the work had not been satisfactorily tested and that Graeme Pickstock had carried out both the installation and testing work in contravention of the independence requirements of SMTH. The subsequent investigation found that Graeme Pickstock had failed to maintain independence between installation and testing, completing both himself. The installation had not been satisfactorily tested and had been returned to operational service with incorrectly run, unterminated and uninsulated wires, some of which were live and left hanging unrestrained.

 

  

Fraudulent licence cards

We have become aware that there may be fraudulent licence cards in circulation. This matter has been passed to the British Transport Police.

Employers and employment agencies are advised to always:

  • see the physical licence card - not a scan or photocopy
  • verify the licence by emailing licensing@irse.org or calling the Licensing Registrar on (0)20 7808 1191 with the licence holder's details.