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Personal Track Safety Initial

Course Aims

Delegates will be able to:
• demonstrate their ability to correctly interpret the Rule Book GE/RT 8000 Series or Guide to Personal Track Safety or PTS Key Point Card NR9922 and relevant local instructions when required to go on or near the line.
• Demonstrate their understanding and ability to follow a Safe System of Work.


1 day

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will be awarded Personal Track Safety competence endorsed with “Learner Support”. Delegates will be supported by their own primary sponsor to gain experience of working track side. When the primary sponsor is assured of the delegates safety and understanding the sponsor will notify Sentinel to remove “Learner Support”.

Pre Requisite Requirements

The following pre-requisites are required for this course:-
1. be a minimum age of 16.
2. Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements
3. Make necessary arrangements for Knowledge Assessments to be read to support those who have difficulty with reading.
4. Meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) within the last 12 months 
5. Must have successfully completed the e-learning training and assessment prior to attendance
6. 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)

PPE Requirements

This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, they MUST be in possession of: -
• A Valid Sentinel 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. EN.166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


No Certificate. This competency is valid for 2 years and will be recorded on the Sentinel database. Candidates who are required to work adjacent to DC lines must hold a DCCR competency which is a separate module in addition to PTS.