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.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • How the construction activity may affect the safe operation of the railway
  • How the OLE is designed to function under normal operating conditions
  • What procedures need to be followed, to confirm operational and personal safety is maintained during the work
  • How to avoid personal injury during the work
  • What each of the component parts contribute to the overall operation of the OLE system
  • What terminology and methods are used to identify OLE and describe operational status of the equipment
  • What the limits of your responsibility and authority are
  • Reporting lines and escalation procedures
  • Industry protocols relating to communication of important safety information
  • Post course objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • Be aged 16 years or over
  • Candidates must have a good command of the English language
  • Candidates must have good medical fitness
  • Candidates must be primary sponsored

Course Outcome

Successful candidates will be notified to sentinel as being trained and assessed as competent and their sentinel card will be endorsed OLEC 1. The competence is valid for 50 years – so, there shouldn’t be any need for recertification.


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