DC Conductor Rail (DCCR) initial

1 Day




This course is intended to provide a delegate with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails.


At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Describe the principle of the DC electrified system
  • Identify the main components of the DC conductor rail system
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with being near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail
  • Describe how to cross the DC conductor rail safely
  • Describe how to transit tools and equipment safely across the DC conductor rail
  • Identify defective insulated tools and equipment
  • Identify hazards when working within DC isolations
  • Describe the Work Safe and Emergency Response procedures.

Course Duration

One day, including the assessment process.


Delegates MUST be in possession of:

A Valid P.T.S. Card

Personal Protective Equipment

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore they MUST be in possession of: –

  • A valid P.T.S. card
  • Protective “all orange” high visibility clothing to BS EN 471:2003
  • Safety footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
  • Safety helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • General purpose gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Safety glasses BS EN166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


This competency is valid for 2 years.  A Network Rail Sentinel Track Safety card will be endorsed with DCCR for each successful candidate.