Invalid licence cards

Revoked licence cards which have not been returned to IRSE:

Name: Douglas Iggo Licence category/ies: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder Date of revocation: 09/10/2018 Details of complaint: On 19/08/2017, while investigating an earth fault in location C at Neville Hill Depot, Douglas Iggo, acting as Team Leader, identified the cause to be within PP20 points. A cable to PP20 points detector was disconnected but incorrectly reconnected without adequate SMTH testing. This resulted in a wrongside failure of the detection and the consequential derailment of a train.

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, but signed this off as complete, on the following: Asset Maintenance Standard(s) Signed as complete. 2012 Points PF01-A, Test/001, PC05-A, PA11-A. 2027A Points PF01-A, PC05-A, PA11-A. 2027B Points PF01-A, PD02-A. 2027C Points PF01-A, PC05-A, PA11-A. 2027D Points PF01-A, PC05-A, PA11-A. 20 Track Circuit TC01-A. 41 Track Circuit TC01-A. 68 Track Circuit TC-A3/1

Name: Wilson-Roberts, Sebastian (53751) Licence category/ies: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder Date of revocation: 06/09/2018 Details of complaint: On 23/3/2018 Mr Wilson-Roberts falsely completed the facing point record forms for Upminster 2135 and 2136 points. This was evident as the points did not move in the early hours of 23/3/2018. Safety critical tests had not been undertaken on the day reported.

Name: Hearn, Terrance (51744) Licence category/ies: 1.4.230 Signalling Maintainer and Fault Finder Date of revocation: 06/09/2018 Details of complaint: On 7th / 8th December 2017 whilst attending a reported change of aspect on CC1109 signal at Wivenhoe, Terence Hearn identified that 5482 track circuit had showed clear whilst occupied. He did not, however, undertake relevant duties under Level 1 Signal Failure Investigation, for which he had competence, in breach of guidelines and policies contained within NR/SIG/11231 – Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook U008 and T002. He returned the track circuit to service in an unsafe condition for the passage of trains, and without the relevant authority to do so, as per his held competencies in breach of guidelines and policies contained within NR/SIG/11231 – Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook. Furthermore, he did not submit a SMTH Slip to confirm what testing was completed when he changed the signal module for CO1109 in breach of guidelines and policies contained within NR/SIG/11231 – Signal Maintenance Testing Handbook.

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.