What topics are covered by the course?

This course is essential for personnel who are to control a group of people “whilst on or near the line”.
•To understand the role of the Individual working alone, Controller of Site Safety and, if applicable the Protection Controller.
•Be able to interpret reference documentation.
•Understand the importance of briefings and communications protocols.
•How to conduct emergency protection of a railway line.
•Identify and understand the role of the Rail Incident Officer (RIO).
•To be issued with a Overhead Line Permit (OLP) and understand its condition of issue.
•To be issued with a Conductor Rail Permit (CRP) and understand its condition of issue.

Who should attend?

Candidate Requirements
•That the candidate currently holds a valid Sentinel Safety Card.
•That the candidate’s suitability has been verified by their line manager.
•It is the responsibility of delegates’ Local Manager to decide upon their suitability to attend this course, in accordance with the current issue of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
•Pre COSS workbook completed.
•That the candidate is in possession of a current Personal Track Safety Logbook.

What will I be able to do on completion?

The purpose of this competence is to define the competence requirements for candidates who are required to undertake Controller of Site Safety (COSS) activities.

How will I be assessed?

This competency is valid for two years. A Network Rail Sentinel Track Safety card (endorsed with probationary status COSS (P)) will be awarded to each successful candidate. The sponsor must ensure a minimum of two further work place assessments take place within four months of the course date (observation by a mentor and workplace assessment by a registered assessor). A further work place assessment is required between the 9 & 15 month


Guide Price: 500

Delivery: Classroom
Category: COSS »
Duration: 7 days
Qualification: Sentinel

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