Personal Track Safety Initial | Amtrain

Personal Track Safety Initial

Personal Track Safety Initial + Direct Current Conductor Rail – £335.52

Personal Track Safety Initial + Direct Current Conductor Rail + Medical + Drug & Alcohol – £469.00


This is the entry level qualification for anyone who wishes to work in the rail industry. If you expect your work to involve maintenance or repair of the track or affect track geometry then you would need an extra level of competency. Please see TRACK INDUCTION. This document specifies the subject matter to be covered in the course and gives guidance on how it is to be presented.

To instruct staff on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working on or Near the Line.

The MAXIMUM number of delegates permitted is 12 for the classroom sessions. For the practical session a maximum of 6 delegates can be taken ‘On or Near the Line’ by one trainer.


Further Dates Available on request


At the end of this course delegates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate their ability to interpret correctly the Rule Book GE/RT 8000 Series or Personal Track Safety Handbook (TSH) and relevant local instructions when required to go ‘On or Near the Line’.
2. Demonstrate their understanding and ability to follow a Safe System of Work.


The course will be presented by approved trainers in the classroom using appropriate visual aids and supplemented by the MANDATORY trackside visit and assessment.

The training will be followed by theory and practical assessments. Results will be
forwarded by the training provider to Rail sentinel for issue of a Sentinel Track Safety Card.


  • Candidates must meet the medical and drug/alcohol requirements detailed in the current issue of Network Rail Specification
  • Sponsorship Required.
  • Completed Elearning module.

The course duration is two days (this is including the elearning module on the first day), on the second day you will have the MANDATORY track visit so suitable workwear and personal protective equipment should be worn, including safety footwear which you should bring with you if you have them.

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