Test railway signalling equipment


Test signalling equipment (signal lights and communication devices) utilised in railways and train yards, such as train instrument panel lights, the lights along each track, flashing red signal lights, and/or the alarms at each crossing.

Alternative labels

test signalling equipment used in railways
test railroad signalling equipment
perform railway signalling equipment tests
ensure railway signalling equipment is functioning as required
conduct railway signalling equipment tests
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carry out rail signalling equipment testing activities
test signalling equipment used in railroads
test rail signalling equipment

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Test railway signalling equipment is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Level crossing signalperson: Level crossing signalpersons operate equipment in the safeguarding of level crossings, according to safety regulations. They supervise the traffic situation arround the level crossing, and communicate with traffic controllers, drivers, and other signalpeople when necessary. 
Rail traffic controller: Rail traffic controllers operate signals and points that help make sure trains run safely and on time. They operate from a signal box in order to control the order and movement of trains and ensure safety at all times. They are responsible for maintaining safety standards when trains are running normally and also in degraded or emergency operational situations.

Optional skill

Test railway signalling equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Test railway signalling equipment – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022