The Controller of Site Safety initial course is designed with the focus upon the role of the delegate within the scope of implementing safe systems of work, whilst attaining and understanding of how to utilise the available resources required “whilst on or near the line”.This course is essential for personnel who are to control a group of people “whilst on or near the line”. The following sections are covered:
• Introduction to COSS & PTS Recert
• Communicating Clearly
• Delivering a Briefing
• Checking Qualifications
• Planning a Safe System of Work
• Line Blockage Procedures
• The Safe Systems of Work
• Working in a Possession and Person in Charge of Siding (PICOS)
• Managing an Incident and the Role of the Rail Incident Officer (RIO)
• Line Clear Verification
• Theory and Practical / Verbal Assessment
• Completion of Post Course Training Objectives
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
Must be a minimum age of 18.
Minimum of 4 Entries in the COSS Work Experience Logbook endorsed by the Line Manager or Supervisor & 2 management reviews. If candidate holds PC, must have a minimum of 2 PC entries in their logbook. Work Experience Logbooks not meeting these requirements will result in candidates not being eligible to continue with the course.
Must bring and hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS/COSS and DCCR to complete the CRP module and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety. Please be advised that the competency can only be recertified if it is valid or within the 8 week grace period.
Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).
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.
Following successful completion of the COSS recert training, candidates will need to complete a 9-15 month assessment before returning for a COSS Recert.