Iron Man


Candidates will receive training and instruction on the safe set up and correct use of the Iron Man. Candidates will undertake practical tasks using the Iron Man.


  • Correct procedure for placing the Iron Man on the line
  • All safety checks inclusive of brake tests
  • Lifting and sluing of rails
  • Transporting rails

Candidate requirements

Candidates are required to bring along the following items:

  • Sentinel Card
  • Hi Vi clothing, Top and Bottom (BS EN 471: 2003 class 3 dry / BS EN 343: 2003 class 3 wet)
  • Hard Hat (BS EN 397: 1995)
  • Safety Boots (BS EN ISO 20345: 2004)
  • Gloves (EN388:2003)


  • Candidates Knowledge will be assessed using RMF training academy questions both written and oral. Candidate’s practical ability will be assessed through formal observation.


  • Candidates that are deemed competent will receive a certificate of competence valid for 3 years. Delegates will also be given a card to display their competencies for which tools they can operate prior to the successful completion of this course.