Track Induction Course – PTS Track Induction Course
PTS Track Induction Course – 6 days course
PTS Track Induction Course Overview
This course is designed to train persons who are new to track and whose work may involve the maintenance, inspection or renewal of the track or other duties that may affect the stability, position or integrity of the track infrastructure. It is designed to develop a person’s knowledge, understanding and skills as defined in the competence standards listed below and is therefore particularly suited to persons required to prove their competence in these areas.
- TR1 – Maintain Permanent Way Assets
- TR2 – Maintain ‘Off Track’ Assets
This course runs for a duration of 6 days. For those who already have PTS competence the PTS section does not need to be re-certified. You must have a PTS (personal track safety) certifiation before you attend this course.
To provide the basic underpinning knowledge of permanent way construction, components and working methods associated with maintenance, renewal, repair, adjustment and dismantling of permanent way assets. To instruct candidates on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working on or near the line and to give delegates a basic understanding of the principles of track engineering including permanent way construction, components and work methods.
On successful completion of the course the candidates will be able to:
- Identify and describe the function of each of the competent parts of the track infrastructure
- Describe the types of routine preventative maintenance undertaken on the permanent way
- Describe the likely impact of various types of work on the safe operational of the railway
- Describe how the weather can affect the operation of the railway and restrict when work can be done
- Describe dismantling, installation, adjustment and replacement techniques, including lifting technique, used on permanent way assets in respect of either plain line or switches and crossings
- Describe how mechanised maintenance is used to support maintenance of permanent way assets including the types of machine used
- Describe the types of small plant and equipment used during work on P.Way assets
- Describe what preventative maintenance is undertaken in off track areas
- Carry out the maintenance activities within the limits of their personal authority including selecting the appropriate tool for the job, checking it is fit for purpose and using it safely
Candidates must be over the age of 16 and sponsored by a link-up approved railway company before undertaking the PTS course. This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway Industry. The Sentinel co-ordinator of this sponsoring company will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent to sponsor you and supply their linkup site ID number.
Candidates will also need to have completed a medical and drug & alcohol screening prior to attending the course.
Only those with a sufficient grasp of the English language to be able to give an emergency call will be eligible to attend.