This course is designed for candidates who have been previously trained in the duties of a Handsignaller and need to be recertified. This can be done within 8 weeks before or after the expiry of the current HS competence. The HS recertification course is intended to provide candidates with re-assessment in their understanding of the duties of the Handsignaller.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • The need for recertification
  • Completion of the course workbook and the delivery of any training if applicable
  • Review of course workbook
  • Practical assessment
  • Revision
  • Knowledge assessment
  • Post course requirements

Course Prerequisites

  • Candidates must hold a valid AOD - (HS) competence due to expire within 8 weeks, or it must have expired within 8 weeks to be eligible for re-certification.
  • 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

Successful candidates will be notified to sentinel as being trained and assessed as competent and their sentinel card will be endorsed AOD - (HS). This competence will be valid for two years. To recertify candidates must ensure they complete a minimum of four shifts and record them in their work experience book – issued by Seaton Rail.


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