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). The course provides candidates with the skills and underpinning knowledge to enable them to undertake work near or adjacent to DC conductor rails; it is designed to give delegates the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Electrical Power transmission
  • DC Conductor Rail Power Distribution
  • Electrical Control Rooms
  • DC Conductor Rail and Components
  • Identification of hazards
  • Crossing the Line
  • Be able to identify approved insulated tools and how to inspect them before use
  • Working in DC Isolations and hazards associated with working within DC isolations
  • Understand the three risk levels and the control measures to apply when working near or adjacent to DC conductor rails
  • Applying a TCOC in DC Areas
  • Practical Assessment
  • Theory Assessment

Course Prerequisites

  • Currently hold a valid PTS competence
  • 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 will align with the candidates’ existing PTS competence. Upon successful completion of the course, sentinel will be notified and the DCCR competence will appear on the candidates’ sentinel card. Recertification is completed as part of the PTS recertification course.


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