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Training 2017-09-13T10:37:08+00:00

INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSES

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Personal Track Safety (PTS)

 This course is intended for candidates who wish to work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure.

Candidates must be over the age of 16 and sponsored by a link-up approved railway company before undertaking the PTS course. This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway industry. The Sentinel coordinator of this sponsoring company will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent to sponsor you.

Candidates will also need to have completed a Network Rail approved medical and drug & alcohol screening prior to attending the course.

The PTS course will take candidates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 1 (General duties & track safety for track workers) and RT3170 Guide to Personal Track Safety.

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Lookout/Site Warden (LKT)

This course is intended to train candidates in Lookout/Site Warden duties. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to carry out the duties of a Lookout to the standard of competence laid down in the theory and practical assessments.

The Lookout course will take candidates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 3 (Duties of the Lookout/Site Warden).

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Controller of Site Safety (COSS)

 This course is designed to train candidates who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Controller of Site Safety (COSS) competence. The COSS competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group (two or more). A COSS can also carry out the duties of an IWA provided there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this.

The COSS course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 6 (General Duties of an IWA), Handbook 7 (General duties of a controller of site safety (COSS), Handbook 8 (IWA,COSS or PC blocking a line), Handbook 9 (IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions), Handbook 10 (Duties of the COSS and person in charge of a hand trolley) and Handbook 13 (Duties of the person in charge of the siding).

The course includes the importance of using the correct communication protocols and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this role safely and effectively.

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Individual Working Alone (IWA)

This course is designed to train candidates who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Individual Working Alone (IWA) competence. The IWA competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to work on or near the line on their own.

The IWA course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 6 (General Duties of an IWA), Handbook 8 (IWA, COSS or PC blocking a line) and Handbook 9 (IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions).

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Protection Controller (PC)

This course is designed to train candidates in establishing safe and effective systems of protection for more than one group of persons carrying out engineering works. Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3358 (Persons Responsible for Protecting Work On or Near the Line) requires employers to select delegates for this role based on documented processes to assess aptitude and prior experience.

The Network Rail Approved Training Plan for PC specifies that delegates must provide documentary evidence of having carried out a minimum of 6 COSS duties in the previous 6 months.

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Engineering Supervisor (ES)

This course is designed to train candidates who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Engineering Supervisor (ES) competence. The ES competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up and manage a worksite within an engineering possession on the rail infrastructure under the direction of a Person in Charge of Possession (PICOP).

This includes the management of on and off-tracking On Track Plant (OTP) and train movements within the designated worksite.

The ES course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 12 (Duties of the engineering supervisor) and Handbook 13 (Duties of the person in charge of the siding).

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Possession Support (PS)

This course is designed to train candidates who are responsible for undertaking Possession Support as part of their duties on Network Rail Infrastructure. It is designed to develop a person’s knowledge, understanding and skills and is therefore particularly suited to persons required to prove their competence in these areas and to demonstrate the procedures to be carried out for the safe placing & removal of possession protection.

GENERIC TRAINING COURSES

Warning

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

This course is to help delegates understand the risks of Manual Handling. They will learn what causes injury and the benefits of controlling risks. Delegates will also understand how to undertake risk assessments, reducing and controlling the risks and manual handling techniques.

Firstaid

First Aid

First Aid

The first aid course is specific to Emergency First Aid with Electrical incidents. This a 1-day course covering the dangers with high voltage and low voltage casualties and what actions you need to take. Covering the response to assess the severity of the casualty.

Fire Training

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

Risk assessment training is to help delegates understand how to meet legal duties and carry our “suitable and sufficient” risk assessments. It covers legal requirements, Hazards, Risks, Objectives of risk assessment, the five stages of risk assessments and practical exercises.

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