COSS Initial Course ( PTS AC + DCCR, OLP, CRP, LLT & IWA)

COSS Initial Course ( PTS AC + DCCR, OLP, CRP, LLT & IWA)

Learners must be 16+ and bring along valid ID (Passport, Driving license or ID card) and must bring 2 Passport size picture. Also candidates must bring National Insurance and Proof of Address.

Candidates must already have a Valid Sentinel Card with the relevant Medical and D&A assessments.

Candidates must possess a valid Rule Book required for COSS duties and a Log Book with 4 endorsed entries

Courses will be scheduled upon receiving the Maximum8 learners per session.

Courses run every week so book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

Please contact us via email on or 02074761111 for any specific requirements.

This course is intended for candidates who wish to set up a safe system of work on Network Rail’s infrastructure and act as a Controller Of Site Safety. It also covers Personal Track Safety re-certification

Who Is The Course Suitable For?
Anyone aged 18 or over that is required to protect a group working on or near the line. Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3358 (Persons Responsible for Protecting Work On or Near the Line) requires employers to select delegates for this role based on documented processes to assess aptitude and prior experience. A COSS may carry out IWA duties without further training.

Course Objectives
On successful completion of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to correctly interpret relevant parts of the Rule Book and relevant Railway Group Standards when acting as a COSS.
  • Demonstrate their understanding and ability to set up a Safe System of Work before any group of staff is allowed to go on or near the line.

About COSS Initial
  • This course is designed to give candidates the knowledge and training to provide protection to groups of people who work on or near the track.
  • Candidates should at the end of the course be able to carry out the duties of the COSS to a competent level. They must also be able to accept OLP and CRP Documentation and accept Line clear Verification documents.
  • Candidates will also be able to test the conductor rail using a Live Line tester

Course Content
  • Clear Communication
  • Planning and creating a safe system of work
  • Check validity of Sentinel cards
  • Give briefings before work takes place
  • Working in a Possession
  • Working alone
  • Incidents where the line in unsafe
  • Line clear verification
  • Role of the RIO
  • Emergency procedures

Additional Information
Please note this course is a 6-day course and is carried out over 6 working days i.e. Monday to Friday plus Monday.

Key Facts

  • Course Duration: 7 Days
  • Venue: Canning Town, London
  • Day course: £520 + Vat
  • Evening Course: £570 + Vat
  • Includes:
    PTS AC, DCCR, OLP, CRP LLT & IWA Modules