Bagnalls has an enhanced status as a supplier to the rail industry through RISQS by completing the RIPS (Rail interface Planning Scheme) requirements and achieving RCC (Rail Contractor Certificate). This enables us to work directly for Network Rail, safely interfacing with the rail infrastructure. Our robust competency management system has proven systems to ensure that we can undertake and deliver painting works safely within the rail network.
We have teams of directly employed painting personnel who have both PTS (Personal Track Safety) and ICATS (Industrial Coatings Applicator Training Scheme) training, which means that they have the safety awareness and technical competence to work on the rail network. We work successfully for Principal Contractors, Train Operating companies (TOCS) and Network Rail.
Our project teams are capable of managing large and complex projects which may cover large geographical areas and many stations, bridges, depots and other rail sites. We work collaboratively with our customers to ensure that projects are delivered to budget and complex programming is met.
Through our RIPS and RCC we are also able to coordinate working under Network Rail during lineside, on or near the line conditions, under possessions, isolations or line blocks, to safely carry out work on station canopies, bridges and platform edge lining.
We demonstrated our project capability whilst working under blockade at York Station for Network rail.
As a national painting contractor we have access to all the major and specialist suppliers and are able to source the technical expertise to ensure that the most appropriate coatings are applied to meet the project specifications and any new innovations in product technology are introduced once agreed. These can include flame retardant, anti-graffiti and intumescent coatings.