The COSS recertification course is intended to provide delegates with re-assessment in their understanding of the requirements of the COSS competence. COSS OLP, COSS CRP LLT and PC are recertified as part of the COSS recertification (if required). Candidates can sit recertification within 8 weeks before or after the expiry of the current COSS competence. This course is a 4 – day classroom-based course on how to correctly carry out the duties of the COSS on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. This course is for people whose job requires them to continue to safely set up and maintain a safe system of work for a group of people working ‘on or near the line’

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • The need for recertification
  • PTS Recertification
  • Incident Report Review and Knowledge Sharing
  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Delivering a Briefing
  • Practical Assesment
  • Scenarios
  • PC (if applicable)
  • OLP and CRP LLT (if applicable)
  • Feedback and Post Course objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • The candidates’ COSS competence must be expiring within 8 weeks or, have expired within 8 weeks of the course
  • The delegate must be in possession of a Logbook with 4 completed entries since their last assessment and 2 line manager reviews, this must be presented to the trainer at the start of the course
  • If candidates are also recertifying their PC competence, an additional 2 PC work experience entries must be recorded within the work experience book since their interim assessment
  • 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
  • Candidates must be primary sponsored

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the COSS recertification course delegates will be able to safely and effectively set up and maintain a safe system of work for a group of people whilst working ‘on or near the line’. Sentinel will be notified of successful completion and the candidates’ sentinel card will be updated. The COSS competence will be valid for two years and the candidate will need to undertake a workplace assessment between 9-15 months.


4 days. (3 days if not completing OLP and/or CRP LLT)

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