Welding

Haigh-Rail-Pickering_srgb-51Our welding division was created due to exceptional demand for our services. High quality track welding is arguably the most important provision to the rail engineering industry and we offer unparalleled experience and capability from top to bottom.

We have implemented an apprenticeship scheme in order to secure the future growth of our division. We recruited three welding assistant apprentices in 2016 to start their careers with us. They are rapidly learning their welding skills, working under the supervision of our experienced technicians, whilst receiving specialist guidance from our apprentice mentors.

Mobilisation is our principal capability and we have a team of directly-employed specialists standing by to react to the requirements of rail operators 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the UK. Due to our unparalleled industry experience, we are able to foresee issues before they arise. This, coupled with our ability to plan all aspects of a job, means we succeed where others may encounter problems.

Experience – our team boasts a track record that few, if any, other welding companies in the industry can match. Professional Head of Welding Mick Downing and Senior Supervisor Martin Allen have a combined 70 plus years’ experience in both the national rail and light transit sectors.

Safety is our number one priority and we are proud to report an impeccable safety record.

PPE care – we employ a specialist PHS cleaning system for all work coveralls. This ensures the flame-retardant quality is retained, optimizing the safety of our welding team.

Technology – making use of the latest technology gives our welding operatives an important edge. For example, each member of the team has access to the Thermit welding app, bringing them the latest information as it becomes available.

Track Record – we are a trusted name in the industry, working with some of the UK’s leading rail providers:

  • Network Rail
  • Rhomberg Sersa (UK)
  • Buckingham Group
  • Midland Metro
  • Manchester Metro
  • Amey Sersa

Haigh-Rail-Pickering_srgb-56Haigh Rail’s welding services are carried out by engineers and technicians certificated to all the main industry standards. All our welds are subject to full inspection, have full traceability and are recorded in our internal database. Our services include the following:

  • Network Rail approved manual metal arc welding capability
  • Network Rail approved grinding capability
  • Specialist groove rail welding capability for light transit projects
  • S053/54 weld inspectors for switch and crossing works
  • Aluminothermic weld inspectors
  • Wide gap welding on 39E1/80A now available for Light Transit Systems
  • All Categories’ of wide gap welding L50/L68/L80 in all Rail profiles
  • Scrap Burning
  • Weld Planning

Our welding operatives always undertake a visual inspection of all completed welds, in accordance with industry standards for the joining of rails by aluminothermic welding. This prevents porosity and distortion in the weld collar, as well as a number of other potential problems. Our offering includes:

  • Railtech
  • Thermit Welding
  • Full Weld Inspection

Haigh Rail Ltd. also offers a specialist two-process head wash repair service, including both the Railtech UK and Thermit GB processes, to remove rail head defects. This allows us to undertake the following specialist remedial work for UK rail clients:

  • Single repairs for visible rail defects
  • Isolated squat defects
  • Internal Tache Ovale or kidney-shaped defects
  • Overlaid repair for wheel burns

Haigh Rail Ltd. provides an effective and industry-leading head wash process that provides the end user with a cost efficient and reliable solution to defects.

Contact us

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Head Office

39 & 40 Momentum Place
Off Nook Lane
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6EF

01772 458000
info@haighrail.com

South Yorkshire Office

Unit 2
Crompton Business Park
Crompton Road
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN2 4PW

01302 342188
info@haighrail.com

Crewe Office

Unit 2a
No.2 Road South
Radway Green Business Centre
Crewe
CW2 5PR


01270 446595
keiran@haighresourcing.com

Training Office

41 Momentum Place
Off Nook Lane
Bamber Bridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6EF

01772 910310
nick@haightraining.com