In the morning session of our bespoke PTS E-Learning course, one of our experienced Safety Critical trainers will deliver a brief giving the candidate knowledge on the following topics which will be covered during the E-Learning programme.
1) Railway Terminology
2) Accessing Network Rail Infrastructure
3) Distances and Hazards that effect Personal Track Safety.
4) Introduction to Safe Systems of Work
5) Responsibilities of the Controller of Site Safety (COSS), Site Warden and Lookout.
6) Controller of Site Safety Briefing
The programme takes approximately three and a half hours to complete and during this time the candidate will have the trainer for support.
Following this there is a short online exam that needs to be completed by the individual.
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
It is the Sponsors responsibility to ensure candidates booked onto the course are eligible for the training they are to receive and in line with any relevant medical level or restriction that may apply, in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements.
Please be aware that candidates will be treated on a training event as if they are at work and they must comply with the relevant medical policy and bring their Sentinel Smartcard (if applicable) which will be swiped at the start of the course.
Must be enrolled and bring log in details for the Network Rail E-Learning System – If you log into the e-learning system, there’s an option under the heading, Sponsor Links to Upload/Edit Users. A spreadsheet is provided named “Sponsor – Upload Learners Template” populate this spreadsheet and upload underneath. An email with log in details is then sent to the learner direct. If you have any further problems or questions on this, you can call Leo Learning on 08456 080 058. Before course commencement, it is the responsibility for either the sponsor or candidate to log into the system to ensure that the username and password are working correctly [Please Note you do not need to complete the e-learning before attending the course].
Must be a minimum age of 16.
Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety)
Must be computer literate and be familiar with internet access.
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
Where an individual has successfully completed PTS initial training they shall undergo a period of learning support (green square) in the workplace. The employer is responsible for and shall appoint a competent person who shall give guidance to the individual and monitor their progress during the period of learning support. When the employer is satisfied that the individual no longer requires learning support they shall complete a sponsors confirmation of competence. Learning support shall not exceed 24 months. Where the candidate is unable to fully meet the criteria of competence within the 24 month period they shall be required to attend initial training. The employer shall be able to provide records of workplace experience the individual has completed during the learning support period.