Personal Track Safety Initial (AC)
The PTS course is comprised of two components. There is an e-learning training package followed by a practical training day. Successful completion of the e-learning assessment is required prior to attendance on this practical training day.
The aim of this practical course is to instruct delegates on correctly determining their responsibilities and duties when working on or near the line.
Candidates must have successfully completed the PTS E-learning Assessment prior to attendance of the PTS Practical and must bring the completed certificate to the course.
- Must have successfully completed the PTS E-learning Assessment prior to attendance and must bring the completed certificate to the course.
- 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.
- At the start of the PTS Practical Event, you will need to complete and successfully pass a verification test to progress to the rest of the course. Failure to successfully complete the verification test, the learner will need to leave the course, after which it is advisable to revisit the E-learning before attending a further PTS Practical Event.
- Sponsor must have created a Sentinel profile for the candidate and uploaded a current photograph before course commencement. A valid medical and D&A must also be uploaded prior to course commencement.
- Must be a minimum age of 16
- 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). A Drug & Alcohol test must have been carried out no more than 12 months prior to attending the PTS Initial (Practical) training event.
- 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.
- Please advise in advance of any special needs i.e. dyslexia.
- Full PPE Visibility clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard (upper and lower body), Blue hard hat, Safety boots with full ankle/mid-sole protection/steel cap toes, gloves and safety glasses