This is the entry-level qualification for anyone aged 16 years and over who wishes to work in the rail industry. The PTS recertification course is intended to provide delegates with re-assessment in their understanding of the Personal Track Safety requirements when working on or near the line. PTS DCCR can also be recertified alongside PTS AC providing the candidate holds the competence. PTS recertification is a one-day classroom-based course to renew the PTS qualification. This can be done within 8 weeks before or after the expiry of the current PTS competence. (You cannot go ‘on or near the line’ with an out of date PTS competence on your sentinel card)

Course Objectives

  • Introductions
  • The need for recertification
  • Completion of the course workbook and the delivery of any training if applicable
  • Review of course workbook
  • Good communications and safety-critical communications
  • Practical assessment
  • Revision
  • Knowledge assessment
  • Post-course requirements (training cycle and PTS logbook)

Course Prerequisites

  • The candidates PTS competence must be expiring within 8 weeks or, have expired within 8 weeks of the course
  • The delegate must have a PTS Logbook with 4 completed entries and 2 line manager reviews, this must be presented to the trainer at the start of the course
  • 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

This competency is valid for two years. Upon successful completion of the course, sentinel will be notified and the PTS, AC and DCCR (if applicable) competences will be updated on the candidates' sentinel card.


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