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A collection of articles featuring AssessTech

These articles were written by us, our customers, our suppliers, journalists and anyone else with something to say about AssessTech and our contribution to Competence Management for a Safer Railway.

AssessTech launches NEW Risk Management Solution

AssessTech launches NEW Risk Management Solution

AssessTech launches NEW Risk Management SolutionFollowing feedback from our customers that there was a need to manage risk and compliance data, we are delighted to bring you AssessRisk, a fully integrated Risk Management Solution. offers the ability to manage all your...

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The Future of Rail Safety Debate

The Future of Rail Safety Debate

Safety on the Railway is a key priority for the whole sector from industry bodies such as the Rail Industry Association (RIA) through to Network Rail and SMEs such as AssessTech. We were invited to join this panel organised by Rail Technology Magazine.

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Lead Verifier Qualification

Lead Verifier Qualification

Arriva Rail London’s Ryan Dearlove qualifies as a Lead Verifier A first for AssessTech as Arriva Rail London’s Ryan Dearlove qualifies as a City and Guilds Level 4 Lead Verifier.As the Operations Development Manager for Arriva Rail London, Ryan Dearlove, who has...

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Non-Technical Skills Training Designed for Assessors

Non-Technical Skills Training Designed for Assessors

In the assessing world, the impact of non-technical skills (NTS) can be exposed when exploring safety improvements and reducing incidents. These NTS include an individual’s abilities to carry out a task, personality, interpersonal skills and motivations, which all have a strong correlation to their technical skills.

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Electronic Competence Management for the Middle East

Electronic Competence Management for the Middle East

The railway industry in the Middle East is a fledgling market. Competence Management is evolving in the region. The Passenger Transport Authority, who provides the regulatory framework, stipulate that the management of competence is a fundamental requirement in obtaining a license to run these services.

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2020, AssessTech’s year in review

2020, AssessTech’s year in review

2020….well what can we say. Who would have predicted that we were entering a year of economic turmoil with one of the worst pandemic’s the world has ever seen.

Even with all the challenges that we faced in 2020, we have had a very busy year.

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Opening a NEW Australian office

Opening a NEW Australian office

This month sees us opening a new office in Brisbane, Australia. The decision to open this office is an example of our commitment to further enhance the safety of the rail industry by introducing the benefit of electronic developmental competence management to the APAC region.

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Supporting 85% of the UK rail network

Supporting 85% of the UK rail network

We carried out some research recently as we were curious about how much of the UK rail network we support through our training and technology solutions. We are delighted to report that we currently work with 85% of the UK’s rail network.

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Taking the ‘Impossible’ Training Online

Taking the ‘Impossible’ Training Online

Sally Brinkley was very pleased to be asked to speak at the latest accessplanit Webinar.
With this brave new world of social distancing, at AssessTech we have had to face up to some interesting challenges to move all of our training online. Some of this was impossible, or so we were told…

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Opening up people’s eyes to new training methods

Opening up people’s eyes to new training methods

As you will have read in our previous blog, we have moved all our training to video conferencing as most of our candidates are now working from home. The online training is going so well, we may even consider maintaining it as a permanent option alongside classroom training after we return to normal.

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Moving all our training online to keep you safe

Moving all our training online to keep you safe

As one of the UK’s leading training partners to the UK rail industry we understand how important it is for the safety of your staff, customers and the railway to maintain staff training and assessments.

We’d like to think we’re pretty innovative in our thinking, so as a result of the Coronavirus live event ban, we quickly moved all our training courses to interactive video conferencing this week.

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Working Towards ISO 27001

Working Towards ISO 27001

As part of our ongoing commitment to customers, and to enhance business continuity, we are currently working towards securing the ISO 27001 accreditation in early 2020.

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Highlights from the 2019 User Forum

Highlights from the 2019 User Forum

This year’s User Forum provided an excellent overview of the enhancements planned and delivered for ACMS, AssessBook and AssessTube over the last year as well as focusing on the new system features, Forms and the Check Module.

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User Forum 2019

User Forum 2019

2019 User Forum focuses on new features, new themes and new platforms.

Our User Forums provide competence management professionals, across heavy and light rail, an opportunity to get together to find out about developments in AssessTech’s range of products, give feedback on their experiences, discuss industry challenges and share best practice. 

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Focus on safety at EU Light Rail Conference

Focus on safety at EU Light Rail Conference

The recent EU Light Rail Conference which took part in Brussels on 16th and 17th May attracted decision makers and industry influencers from across the light rail and tramway systems industry and one of the key themes discussed this year was the role of technology in safety management. 

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Behind the scenes… Training Team

Behind the scenes… Training Team

The third in our Behind the Scenes blogs introduces you to the learning and development team at AssessTech who have the role of ensuring that Assessors, IQAs, Instructors, Trainers and Candidates are all up-to-date in their training and competence requirements.

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Behind the Scenes… Development Team

Behind the Scenes… Development Team

This is the second of our Behind the Scenes blogs and this month we introduce you to the developers who have the mammoth task of creating new pieces of software and new features to keep our customers happy, as well as fixing bugs and upgrading the software performance.

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AssesTech’s Round-up of 2018

AssesTech’s Round-up of 2018

ROUND-UP OF 2018 2018 has been a busy year for AssessTech. We’ve managed the electronic transfer of competence records from HEX to GWR to support employee migration, the adoption of competence management within light rail via Tram Operations Ltd, a stronger focus on...

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User Forum 2018

User Forum 2018

USER FORUM 2018 The Assesstech User Forum, held on the 19th September 2018 in central London, brought together a wide range of competence management experts to find out about new developments in AssessTech products, share experience and industry best practice, raise...

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Developmental Competence Management

Developmental Competence Management

Developmental Competence ManagementWhat is it? And why is it extremely important now that staff are working remotely? Developmental Competence Management is all about putting the candidate front and centre of the process, focussing on their needs and encouraging them...

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From Robots to Competence Management Systems…

From Robots to Competence Management Systems…

Gabriel Stroud, a man well known as the team captain and weapon operator for his fighting robot ‘Tanshe’ on This is Fighting Robots, and Sabre Tooth on Robot Wars in the UK, is also the inspiration behind ACMS, AssessTech’s electronic competence management system…

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