PTS Course – Personal Track Safety Course – PTS Card
This PTS Course is a 2 days personal track safety course that includes a classroom based PTS course, a pts network rail e learning module and a practical element. This railway PTS course is intended for candidates who wish to obtain a Sentinel Network rail PTS Card and work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure If you expect your work to involve maintenance or repair of the track or affect track geometry then you would need a Sentinel Network rail PTS card and a track induction course.
PTS Course Availability
The PTS Course for a Sentinel PTS Card will be scheduled upon receiving the Maximum of 12 learners per session.
It runs every week, so book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
The PTS course will be delivered in-house and a practical assessment will take place on our practice rail track.
Please contact us via email on email@example.com or get in touch by phone on 0208 591 5140 for any specific requirements.
About this Railway PTS Course
At the end of the course, you will:
- understand the rules and regulations in force for personal safety that need to be observed when working on or Near the Line on the Railway Infrastructure.
Who Are These PTS Course Suitable For?
This course is intended to obtain a PTS Card so as to use it to work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure.
You must be over the age of 16 and sponsored by one of the RISQS approved PTS sponsor companies before undertaking the PTS Course practical.
This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway industry. The Sentinel co-ordinator of one of the PTS sponsor companies will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent for your PTS Sponsorship and supply their RISQS site ID number.
You will also need to have completed a medical and drug & alcohol screening, a PTS Network Rail elearning course prior to attending this Personal Track Safety PTS Course.
Only those with a sufficient grasp of the English language and are able to give an emergency call will be eligible to attend.
To obtain PTS card, you must successfully completed both the Network Rail Network Rail E learning module and this Personal Track Safety Course.
PTS Course for a Sentinel PTS Card Objectives
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- correctly interpret the relevant parts of the Rule Book, the PTS Handbook and will understand the relevant aspects of the Sentinel Scheme.
- demonstrate your understanding and ability to follow a safe system of work that your COSS will set up for you.
- Introduction to working on the track
- Accessing and exiting the track
- Working safely
- Communication and teamwork skills
- Emergency procedures
- Safe system of work
- AC electric equipment
- DCCR electrification equipment
- Practical track assessment written/verbal assessment
PTS Network Rail Course Requirements
You are required to have the correct PPE (Steel Toe Boots, Helmet and Hi-visibility trousers and vest/jacket) as there will be a track visit.
It is the responsibility of your PTS Sponsorship company to ensure you booked onto the course and that you are eligible for the training you are to receive and in line with any relevant medical level or restriction that may apply, in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements by approving our booking form when we send it to them before you undertake the course.
Please be aware that candidates will be treated on a training event as if they are at work and they must comply with the relevant medical policy and bring their Sentinel card which will be swiped at the start of the course.
Candidates must have successfully completed the PTS Network Rail e learning training and assessment prior to attendance.
At the start of the PTS Course, you will need to complete and successfully pass a verification test to progress to the rest of the course. Failure to successfully complete the verification test, the learner will need to leave the course, after which it is advisable to revisit the PTS Network Rail e learning before attempting to obtain a PTS Card.
You must be 16 and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and must bring 2 Passport size picture. You must provide valid proof of your address and National Insurance number.
Candidate must meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) and must have sufficient command of English language, and of the English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety). If you do not have a valid medical assessment or primary Sponsor, please contact us and we can arrange one for you.
Sponsor must have created a Sentinel profile for the candidate and uploaded a current photograph before PTS Course an any other rail course commencement
Where an individual has successfully completed PTS Course, they shall undergo a period of learning support (green square) in the workplace. The employer is responsible for and shall appoint a competent person who shall give guidance to the individual and monitor their progress during the period of learning support. When the employer is satisfied that the individual no longer requires learning support they shall complete a sponsors confirmation of competence. Learning support shall not exceed 24 months. Where the candidate is unable to fully meet the criteria of competence within the 24 month period they shall be required to attend initial training. The employer shall be able to provide records of workplace experience the individual has completed during the learning support period.
The Sentinel PTS card are insufficient for those wishing to carry out any work, which will affect the geometry of the track in any way. For that, apart from obtaining a Sentinel PTS Card, a person must attend a Track Induction Course. For more information, visit our frequently asked question page.
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