Key Facts

Course Duration: 2 Days   

Venue: Canning Town, London  

Valid for: 2 Years

Includes

PTS Core AC and DCCR

Courses Schedule

Course Duration Commencing Date Course Dates Slots Places Fee Action
PTS Initial AC/DCCR – (Personal Track Safety) Venue: West Ham E15 3NW 2 Days 23 May 2024 THU/FRI 23-24 May 2024 08:30 AM-3:30 PM 4 Places Left £294.00 Book Now
PTS Initial AC/DCCR – (Personal Track Safety) Venue: West Ham E15 3NW 2 Days 25 May 2024 SAT/SUN 25-26 May 2024 08:30 AM-3:30 PM 9 Places Left £336.00 Book Now
PTS Initial AC/DCCR – (Personal Track Safety) Venue: West Ham E15 3NW 2 Days 30 May 2024 THU/FRI 30-31 May 2024 08:30 AM-3:30 PM 2 Places Left £294.00 Book Now
PTS Initial AC/DCCR – (Personal Track Safety) Venue: West Ham E15 3NW 2 Days 01 Jun 2024 SAT/SUN 01-02 June 2024 08:30 AM-3:30 PM 5 Places Left £336.00 Book Now

This is the basic entry-level competence you need to work on the railway. This allows you to undertake various job roles, provided they do not involve you interfering with the rail infrastructure. Most employers will require you to hold this competence prior to offering a position. The PTS course is comprised of two components. There is E-learning, followed by two days of classroom and practical training for AC and DCCR. Successful completion of the E-learning assessment is required prior to attendance on the practical training day. The aim of the course is to instruct delegates on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working on or near the line and demonstrate their understanding and ability to follow a Safe System of Work.

 

How long does this competency last?

The PTS competence is valid for 2 years, thereafter a one-day PTS re-certification must be completed. Please note that the re-certification needs to be completed within 56 days of the PTS expiry date, if not, the PTS Initial will need to be completed again.

  

Additional Information 

Holding the PTS competency allows you to access Network Rail sites, however, it does not allow you to touch the railway infrastructure. You may work all other jobs that don’t require you to interfere with the rail infrastructure such as vegetation, general labour, etc. Those who wish to carry out track engineering or maintenance must have also successfully completed the Track Induction training.

  • Must be a minimum age of 16
  • Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements 
  • Meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol). A drugs and alcohol test must have been carried out no more than 3 months prior to attending a PTS initial training event. 
  • Must have successfully completed the E-learning training and assessment prior to attendance 
  • 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) 
  • Sponsored by a RISQS approved railway company 
  • Must have a mandatory 12 twelve (12) hour rest period before the course as per the rules on Working Time Regulations (1998) and Network Rail Standards NR/L2/OHS/003.

Results for the PTS Initial AC/DCCR competencies will be uploaded onto your Sentinel card/profile within 24 hours on successful completion of the event. Should there be any complication in uploading the competencies, we will endeavour to resolve the matter within 5 working days.

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