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COSS Recertification

Course Aims

This course is intended to provide a delegate with a reassessment for existing COSS in the procedures requires for the planning and implementing of a Safe System of Work as well as assessing the delegates in the attitudes and behaviours while carrying out the role.
If the COSS also holds Protection Controller this shall be recertified at the same time.


2 days

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will be: -
• Competent to continue carrying our COSS Duties such as:-
 Assess the requirements for a Safe System of Work
 Plan, prepare and review a Safe System of Work
 Identify the protection or warning arrangements required for a Safe System of Work
 Deliver an effective safety briefing and check the understanding of the group
 Review historical incidents for lessons learnt

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required for this course:-
1. Be a minimum age of 18
2. Must hold a valid Sentinel track safety card endorsed with PTS and COSS
3. Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements
4. Must have a good level of literacy to meet entry qualifications
5. Meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
6. You must bring evidence of at least 4 entries in the work experience book since the interim assessment

PPE Requirements

This course is classroom based and therefore no PPE is required.


No Certificate. This competency is valid for 2 years and will be recorded on the Sentinel database.