This course is designed to convert persons with the current COSS competence to SWL 1. They will also pass the pre-qualifier assessment and have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the SWL conversion and subsequent competence.
The SWL competence is to be held by anyone who is required to plan and set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group (two or more). An SWL can also carry out the duties of an IWA provided there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this.
Delegates must have successfully completed the e-learning assessment prior to attendance and the certificate needs to be brought to the course. If no certificate is provided, the candidate will not be eligible to attend the course.
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
All delegates must have successfully completed the e-learning assessment prior to attendance and the certificate needs to be brought to the course. If no certificate is provided, the candidate will not be eligible to attend the course.
Must be a minimum of 18
Must hold a valid Sentinel card endorsed with PTS & COSS and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021. Must not be in Learning Support or in Probationary status for COSS.
Must meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Medical Fitness Level 3 and Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 Drugs and Alcohol
Must have a good level of literacy to meet Entry qualifications
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.
Please advise of any special needs i.e. dyslexia