IBJ Recovery

RSSI Package Works


“CRSA selected RSSI due to our collaborative approach to replacing rail, creating effective plans through stakeholder engagement, hazard identification on-site walkouts and detailed Work Package Plans (WPP).”
Martin Benson
As part of the Bromsgrove Resignalling Scheme, RSSI Infrastructure have been engaged to undertake the removal of 50 redundant Insulated Block Joints (IBJs) on the Kings Norton to Gloucester (BAG2) up/down lines, installing new fully welded rail with full stress restoration, during consecutive Saturday night possessions, handing back at line speed.
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RSSI Division

Resourcing, Welding, Signalling and Worksite Management

Project Leader

John Byrne

No. of Staff


Award Value


Project Duration

20 weeks


CRSA selected RSSI due to our collaborative approach to replacing rail, creating effective plans through stakeholder engagement, hazard identification on-site walkouts and detailed Work Package Plans (WPP). To meet the agreed scope, the team worked alongside CRSA to plan possessions and resources.

WPPs maximise our efficient multi-skilled approach to rail replacement, utilising operatives such as welders, who are also level 1-3 stressing technicians, saving time and cost. We provide in-house S&T cover in addition to experienced P-way track operatives.

Led by our Project Manager, the team includes a Site Supervisor, Safe Work Planner, HandBack engineer, an Engineering Supervisor, a Track Charge Person, two Controllers of Site Safety and ten multi-skilled Track Operatives.

Our mentoring programme enhances our safety critically trained operatives’ skills, guiding our workforce through our three-stage progressive process, embedding skills at each level.

All IBJ removals and closure installations, where an Ironman is required, where conducted in line with the NR/L3/MTC/RCS0216/SP07 standard.

All personnel are trained in the use of hand tools and stressing equipment to ensure they adhere to the NR/L3/CIV/140/218N_ISSUE_1B, NR/L3/MTC/RCS0216 SP04_ISSUE_2 and NR/L3/MTC/RCS0216/SP13 standards.

We also provide Signalling cover throughout to assist with testing as required, reducing risk, ensuring all testing is complete before hand-back.

Zero AFR on this project has been achieved through adherence to our ISO45001:2018-Occupational Health and Safety System.

The project adheres to our accredited IS09001: Quality Management and ISO14001: Environmental Management Systems and Network Rail’s standards.

Key parts of the quality systems which positively impact the works are:

  • Fatigue: Our rostering team identify the potential level of fatigue, with our ‘Fatigue Risk Management System, ensuring that ‘Everyone [returns] Home Safe, Everyday”, meeting NR/L2/OHS/003/01 ISSUE 1.
  • Covid-19: We have put additional protection methods to comply with NR/L3/MTC/CP009 ISSUE 4.
  • Added value: Using multi-skilled personnel to improve efficiency which increased productivity, efficiency and reduced costs providing surety of delivery, control of quality and costs.
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“On this project, we provide in-house S&T cover, experienced P-way track operatives, Welding services as well as Worksite Management. Our ability to offer a package of services from a single supplier ensures excellent lines of communication both internally and with the client."
Martin Benson

Operations Director (RSSI)

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