Track Safety Training

Safety first

Our Railway and Track Safety Training Courses provide companies and individual contractors with the skills, knowledge and certification to ensure that rail works are carried out efficiently and safely as well as full compliance with Network Rail Standards.

Track Safety Training courses (A-Z)

Access Overhead Line Construction Sites (OLEC1)

This course is for anyone aged 16 or over that is required to access overhead line construction sites. The course is classroom based and is taught over half a day. At the end of the course, delegates will be required to complete a theoretical assessment.


Initial Training
Conductor Rail Permit (COSS CRP LLT)

COSS Conductor Rail Permit – Testing Using the Live Line Tester (COSS CRP LLT) is a half day course intended for those who are required to receive a conductor rail permit and set up a Safe System of Work to control the risks of persons being electrocuted from DC third rail system.


Initial Training
Controller of Site Safety (COSS)

The Controller of Site Safety course is designed with the focus upon the role of the delegate within the scope of implementing and maintaining safe systems of work, whilst attaining and understanding of how to utilise the available resources required whilst 'On or Near the Line'.


Initial Training Recertification
Engineering Supervisor (ES)

This course is for personnel who are to undertake Engineering Supervisor duties including setting up a worksite within a possession and controlling engineering train movements.


Initial Training Recertification
Handsignaller (AOD (HS))

To instruct candidates on correctly determining their roles and responsibilities when undertaking the duties of a Handsignaller.


Initial Training Recertification
Individual Working Alone (IWA)

This course is for anyone aged 18 or over that is required to work alone on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure.


Initial Training Recertification
Level Crossing Attendant (AOD (LXA))

To instruct candidates on correctly determining their roles and responsibilities when undertaking the duties of a Level Crossing Attendant.


Initial Training Recertification
Lookout/Site Warden (LKT)

This course is for anyone aged 18 or over that is required to undertake the role of the Lookout and provide a warning to others working in the railway environment that a train is approaching or undertake the role of the Site Warden and warn individuals when they stray towards the safe working limits which the COSS/SWL has set as part of the safe system.


Initial Training Recertification
Overhead Line Permit (COSS OLP)

COSS OLP is a half day course intended for those who are required to receive a n overhead line permit (form c) and set up a Safe System of Work to control the risks of persons being electrocuted from the overhead line electrification system.


Initial Training
Person in Charge of Possession (PICOP)

The PICOP competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up and manage an engineering possession on the rail infrastructure. This includes the management of on and off-tracking On Track Plant (OTP) and train movements within the possession.


Initial Training Recertification
Personal Track Safety (PTS)

This is the entry-level qualification for anyone aged 16 years and over who wishes to work in the rail industry.


Initial Training Recertification
Points Operator (AOD (PO))

This course aims to instruct delegates on correctly determining their roles and responsibilities of undertaking Point Operator Duties. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to demonstrate their understanding and ability to manually operate power points motors in line with relevant rules and Network Rail Standards.


Initial Training Recertification
Possession Support (PS)

The Possession Support course is a 1 day course and is designed to train candidates to correctly and safely carry out the duties of Possession Support as part of their duties. The course is designed to develop the candidates’ knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to Possession Support duties.


Initial Training
Protection Controller (PC)

The PC course is a 1-day course designed to train candidates in taking a line blockage and sharing the line blockage protection with other IWA/COSS’s.


Initial Training
Safe Work Leader 1 - COSS Conversion (SWL1)

The Safe Work Leader competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to plan and set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group of persons. The course includes the importance of using the correct planning protocols, applying the SSOW and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this safety and effectively.

A SWL can also carry out the duties of an IWA providing there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this.


Initial Training Recertification
Safe Work Leader 2 - ES Conversion (SWL2)

The Safe Work Leader competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to plan and set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group of persons. The course includes the importance of using the correct planning protocols, applying the SSOW and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this safety and effectively.

The aim of the course is provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake Safe Work Leader duties in line with competence.


Initial Training Recertification
Safe System of Work Planner (SSWOP)

These courses provide the understanding, knowledge and skills to undertake and complete bespoke and appropriate safe systems of work plans for staff required to work on or about Network Rail Managed Infrastructure.


Initial Training Recertification COSS Conversion
Senior Person in Charge of Possession (SPICOP)

The SPICOP competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up and manage an engineering possession on the rail infrastructure. This includes the management of on and off-tracking multiple items of On Track Plant (OTP) and managing movements of multiple trains within an engineering possession.


Initial Training Recertification
Working Near or Adjacent to the DC Conductor Rails (PTS DCCR)

This course is for anyone who is required to work in an area electrified by DC conductor rails (commonly referred to 3rd or 4th rails).


Initial Training
Personal Track Safety E-Learning

This is the entry-level qualification for anyone aged 16 years and over who wishes to work in the rail industry.


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Industry Common Induction (ICI) E-Learning

ICI E-Learning provides candidates with a health and safety induction for working in construction sites, rail depots and whilst undertaking station maintenance.


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