Personal Track Safety (PTS) – Includes DCCR

2 Days 



Course aims:
At the end of the course the candidate will:
Understand the rules and regulations that are in force for personal safety which need to be observed when working ‘On or Near the Line’ on the Railway Infrastructure.

Course designed for:
All personnel who require ‘Personal Track Safety’ Certification to enable them to correctly determine their responsibilities and duties when working ‘On or Near the Line’ on the Railway Infrastructure.

Number of delegates: Up to 12
Duration: 2 Days

Course content:

  • Getting to know the infrastructure
  • Are you fit for work?
  • The Sentinel scheme
  • Going onto the Railway
  • Walking in a group and working
  • During the work
  • Clear communication
  • Emergency situations
  • Track visit and assessment

Learning approach:
Classroom based instruction, site visit at a suitable location followed by on site practical and theory assessments.

Course pre-requisites:
Candidates must meet current medical and Drugs & Alcohol requirements
Sponsorship from a Network Rail Authorised and Link-up approved supplier is also a requirement.
Minimum age for holding PTS Certification is 16 Years.

Equipment requirements:
Approved safety footwear is required for the Track Visit.
Approved orange high visibility clothing and blue safety helmet can be provided (at cost) if required.

Documentation requirements:

Evidence of meeting the Medical and Alcohol & Drug requirements – valid certificates must be produced prior to the commencement of the first day of training.

A passport sized photograph will be taken on the 1st day of training by the trainer.

Secondary photographic proof of identity e.g. new style driving license, passport, company I.D. card etc.

Competence shall be re-assessed at least every 24 months