“We are committed to the development and continued growth of OLE staff. We ensure that our workforce has the competency to deliver the required infrastructure upgrade and maintenance programmes across the rail network.”

John Byrne, Head of Rail Operations

Highly Skilled OLE Personnel

Our OLE division specialises in delivering highly skilled personnel from Isolation Planners, Nominated Persons, Authorised Persons through to OLEC1 to OLEC4 qualified staff. The division has extensive experience in providing solutions for both short and long term projects, ensuring that all budgetary and time constraints are met.

We can offer the following OLE services:

  • AC Isolation Services
  • Consulting & Engineering Support
  • Delivery Support
  • Isolation Planning
  • Isolation Delivery Service
  • OLE Construction
  • Overhead Line Surveys
  • Package Solutions
  • Project Management
  • Supply of Nominated and Authorised Persons including Earthing Assistants

OLE Construction

RSS Infrastructure provides bespoke teams to fulfil numerous activities within the OLE construction industry. With access to the approved plant suppliers, we can support new & existing works in numerous AC (OLEMI, Series 1, Series 2) and DC (Tramway and Railway 3rd Rail/ OLE) systems, as well as ancillary 11/33kV HC supply, site surveys and investigations and yard/material management.

Delivery Support

Our workforce comes equipped with full Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE), competency training and tools & small plant training. Furthermore, specialist tools to complete the works can be made available if required. We also provide additional out of hours support through our OLE Technical Support hotline. This service means that any issue is dealt with quickly by our rapid response team ensuring peace of mind for both our workforce and clients.

Recent OLE Successes

We are proud to have been involved in some recent high-profile projects, including the extensive work carried out by CRSA, on Kilsby Tunnel in Spring 2020 – watch Network Rail’s Kilsby Tunnel video. The OLE team managed the Isolations on this demanding project. We delivered 742 hours with 0 accidents which demonstrates our firm commitment to safety.

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Contact us today to find out more about our OLE services. Our experienced team are available to discuss your next project.

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John Byrne
Head of Rail Operations

RSS Infrastructure's OLE division covers the entire UK. They work closely with the HSQE department to improve safety across the business, which is key to the successful delivery of our OLE projects. Our OLE team meets or exceeds the clients' needs and continue to deliver an efficient value for money OLE service.

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“RSSI personnel who were involved with the works at Northam had to work through some of the worst weather conditions I have seen and continued to keep spirits high and had a fantastic work attitude allowing for the project to continue.”

Chris Courtenay – Signalling Supervisor (Infrastructure) for Colas Rail

“Thanks to RSSI we are on top of all movements every day with nothing outstanding. ”

Ryan Steel – Field Engineer (OLE England) at Amey

“RSSI assisted in the cable running shifts, preparation work including changeovers of the 8 x track circuits and the 10c, 27c and 4 x 48c lineside cables. Their quality of work, attitude and work ethic has been absolutely spot on. ”

Dan Palmer – Installation and Construction Engineer at Carillion Signalling

“Being able to work during the day with trains still running is fantastic for team fatigue. The use of an ATWS installed for the duration makes the job even safer and removes the need for Lookouts. Thanks to the guys from RSSI for installing and managing for us.”

Robert Woods – Senior Project Manager at Amey

“The RSSI personnel who worked on the Bilston Road Track Renewal project have been exceptional and played a major part in ensuring the works were completed on time and to budget.”

Paul Brown – Project Director for Midland Metro Alliance

“The De-Veg works that the Arboriculture team undertook was to a very high standard, the site looks 100% better and everybody my end is really happy with the service you provided. ”

Jamie Gibbons – Site Manager for S&C Alliance

“I have had a good walk along the fence line and I am very happy with the work carried out. All the over hanging trees and Limbs have been removed. Very good work. ”

Mike Gibson – Terminal Manager for Associated British Ports

Setting the Standard

As a result of the ability to train staff in slow periods, as well as deliver specific knowledge training for clients works, our OLE staff have been able to provide a strong understanding of the works prior to being undertaken.

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Infrastructure Solutions

  • Overhead Line Electrification (OLE)
  • Track Warning Services
  • Welding
  • Signalling Services
  • Resource & Recruitment
  • Construction & Civils
  • Magnetic Track Safety Solutions
  • Track Access & Lighting
  • Vegetation Management
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