Crane/Machine Controller | Amtrain

Crane/Machine Controller


This document specifies the subject matter to be covered in the course and gives
guidance on how it is delivered.

Course Price per delegate is: £1900 + VAT + Notification fee.


The duration of the course is 9 days.


  • OTP core
  • MC MH material hander
  • MC MM demountable machine (rmmm)
  • MC HPV highway permissible Vehicle
  • Slinger
  • CC Excavator crane
  • CC Group 3 powered lifting
  • MC Group 4 transportation

MC/CC groups can be changed upon request if possible.


To instruct staff on their general responsibilities and duties when controlling OTP.


The MAXIMUM number of delegates permitted is 8 although many training providers have restricted to 4.


At the end of the training the delegate will be able to:

With regard to general requirements describe:
− What the responsibilities the machine controller has and what the limits of
their authority/competence are
− Who else is likely to be involved in the work and the role and responsibility of each person involved.
− What rules, regulations and instructions apply to the work, where to find the
relevant information and how to apply the requirements.
− What the reporting documentation and control procedures are
− What the reporting lines and procedures are
− What communications protocols apply and who needs to be communicated with, and when.
− The likely impact of the work on the operations of other workgroups/departments and the impact of their work on your activities including how the activity may affect the safe operation of the railway.
− What procedures need to be followed to maintain operational safety, personal safety and the safety of others is maintained during the work.
− How to avoid personal injury during the work.
− How to confirm that the protection arrangements are appropriate for the transit and work area.
− What a method statement should contain, how to confirm completeness
− Who needs to be communicated with, when and what information should be given / received.
− When work can commence and who has the authority to allow work to commence.
− How to deal with situations where preparation requirements cannot be fully met
− What records should be completed and how these records should be processed
− Whose permission should be sought from prior to authorising any movement
− How the condition of the infrastructure can affect the safety of the movement

In addition delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Health and
safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures that must
include relevant sections of:
− Health and Safety at Work Act
− Railway (Safety Critical Work) Regulations
− Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
− Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
− Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
− Manual Handling Operations Regulations
− Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
− Work at Height Regulations
− BS.7121 Code of Practice for Safe Use of Cranes
− GE/RT8000 Rule book
− Regulations, Rules and Instructions for working under OHLE and in the vicinity of DC lines where appropriate
− Track access restrictions
− VAB limitations as defined within the machine certificate
− Risk Assessments
− Method Statements


Must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card and meet the requirements of
NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
In addition the requirements of Network Rail Specification NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) and NR/L2/OHS/00124 (Medical Fitness Requirements) must be met.
Hold a valid PTS certificate and a valid Slinger certificate.

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