DCCR Initial | Amtrain

DCCR Initial


This course aims to instruct staff on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working in a direct current conductor rail area.
• Describe the principles of the DC Electrified system.
• Identify the main components of the DC conductor rail system.
• Identify hazards and risks associated with being near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail.
• Describe how to cross the DC conductor rail safely.
• Describe how to transit tools and equipment safely across the DC conductor rail.
• Describe defects that would render insulated tools and equipment unfit for purpose.
• Identify hazards associated with working within DC isolations.
• Describe the work safe and emergency response procedures
• Demonstrate how to inspect insulated tools before use.
• Demonstrate the correct application and removal of conductor rail shields.
• Identify defective tools and shields.
• Identify the three risk control areas as stated in NR/L3/MTC/EP0152.
• Demonstrate how to cross the conductor rail safely.
• Explain how to safely transit tools, materials and equipment within the DC electrified area.
• Demonstrate how to apply a Track Circuit Operating Clip safely.


Upon successful completion of this course, competencies will be uploaded to Sentinel. Sentinel smart cards are ordered directly from Sentinel at www.railsentinel.co.uk



1 day

Max Candidates


Pre-Requisite Requirements

Must bring Sentinel smart card with PTS (or have just completed and successfully passed PTS Practical 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 to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
Photo ID – For British Nationals – a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or ‘ValIDate’ card. For Non-British Nationals – a current and valid passport is required.

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