Hand Trolley Controller course is no longer run under the Sentinel Scheme. However, we can deliver training as an in-house course. This course is designed to train persons who are responsible for controlling the use of Hand Trolleys when used on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. It is designed to develop a person's knowledge, understanding and skills in the safe use of hand trolleys as defined in standards.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Pre-use checks
  • Safe use of hand trolley
  • Complete the appropriate visual checks including close visual inspection of the braking system and manual tests to ensure that the hand trolley is in a safe and usable condition, suitable for the task and any required certification/calibration is valid and current
  • Identify wear and defects that may prevent safe and proper use of the hand trolley
  • Select and use personal protective equipment appropriate to using a hand trolley
  • Control and operate the hand trolley safely taking account of the manufacturer's instructions
  • Take into consideration correct loading techniques including that of weight and the gradient of the railway
  • Understand what safety systems are required to be put in place before the hand trolley being placed on the track, including the safe and approved method of working to be employed to ensure the safety of others
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Post-course objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • Candidates must be a minimum age of 16
  • Candidates must hold a valid Sentinel card endorsed PTS
  • Candidates must hold a valid Medical and Drugs and Alcohol certificate issued by Network Rail
  • Candidates must have a good command of the English language

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate will be issued to the delegate by the trainer, valid for 2 years. There is no recertification course for this event – candidates will sit the initial course again if they are still required to hold the competence.


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