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OLEC1 (Overhead Line Equipment Construction)

Accredited by: NSAR
If you are booking more than 6 people please contact us about our Group Bookings


The OLEC 1 course enables anybody wishing to access Overhead Line Construction sites including the High Speed 2 Project and Network Rail Infrastructure projects. To work “on or near the line” on the Network Rail infrastructure you will need to successfully complete a Personal Track Safety Course (PTS) in addition to your OLEC 1 Course.

Pre-Requisite Requirements:

  • The candidates Railway Medical needs to be in date with a current Drug and Alcohol test. If you change Employer/Sponsor you will need to take a new Drug and Alcohol test.
  • Please advise of any special needs i.e. Dyslexia
  • 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.

Course content:

  • The OLEC 1 course consists of a briefing by an experienced trainer followed by a written assessment, the course covers the following elements:
  • Component parts of the OLE system
  • Hazards & Risks associated with OLE construction
  • OLE site activities
  • Health and Safety in the workplace


Throughout the duration of this course, delegates will learn a basic understanding of documentation, design drawings (including Cross Sections and Lay Outs and Reporting. Delegates will also gain a basic understanding of Installation Methods and Techniques, an understanding of general safety (including Radial Loads and Working at Heights) and a basic use of hand tools.


Please note that this course is not bookable by individuals. If you wish to take this course you must get your sponsor to book it on your behalf.





If you are booking more than 6 people please contact us about our Group Bookings

Key Information.


► 1/2 day


► £60 + VAT


► Unit 3 James Yard, 480 Larkshall Road, London E4 9UA