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COSS - Initial (Incl PTS AC DCCR-recert/OLP CRP LLT)

Price per delegate: £775

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Dedicated Course Price Per Day: £700

Max Delegates: 8

Overview 


This course is designed to train persons who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Controller of Site Safety (COSS) competence.


The COSS competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group (two or more). A COSS can also carry out the duties of an IWA provided there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this. The COSS course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 6 (General Duties of an IWA), Handbook 7 (General duties of a controller of site safety (COSS), Handbook 8 (IWA,COSS or PC blocking a line), Handbook 9 (IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions), Handbook 10 (Duties of the COSS and person in charge of a hand trolley) and Handbook 13 (Duties of the person in charge of the siding).


The course includes the importance of using the correct communication protocols and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this role safely and effectively.

Pre-Requisite Requirements


Due to COVID restrictions, it is recommended that candidates wear face masks in all communal areas.


Must be a minimum age of 18 and meets the entry requirements of PTS competence.


Please be advised to recertify certain elements of the course, these can only be recertified if it is valid or within the 8 week grace period.


Must bring and hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS AC/DCCR and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety and not undergoing learning support (green square must be removed prior to training).


Day 1 is PTS AC/DCCR recertification - delegates must bring their PTS logbook with a minimum of 4 Entries endorsed by the COSS & 2 management reviews.


Work Experience Logbooks not meeting these requirements will result in candidates not being eligible to continue with the course.


Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard 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.


Relevant Network Rail Rule Book Modules hand books 1,2,3,6,7,8,9,10,13 optional modules AC/DC (if doing OLP/CRP).  We recommend that you revise these modules before attending the course.



Further Information


Following successful completion of the COSS Initial training, candidates will enter into a 4 month probation period whereby the sponsor is responsible for mentoring them.

The mentoring must be logged in the COSS Work Experience Log Book for the candidate to be eligible for further assessment.

Within this period, the candidate must have undertaken an Initial COSS Assessment with an approved training provider.

PPE


Hard hat, Orange Hi-Visibility clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard, Safety boots with full ankle and mid-sole protection and gloves.

Certification


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

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