DCCR Initial

Course Duration:

1 Day

Course Cost:



The DCCR (DC Conductor Rail) competency is essential for those working on the Network Rail infrastructure in areas with a third rail. This third rail is an additional rail that supplies electric current, predominantly found in regions like London, Mersey Rail, and the Northern City Limits.
DCCR Initial Course with INFRA Skills
INFRA Skills Course Aims and Objectives image

Aims & Objectives

  • Describe the principles of the DC Electrified system.
  • Identify the main components of the DC conductor rail system.
  • Recognise hazards and risks when near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail.
  • Explain how to cross the DC conductor rail safely.
  • Describe the safe transit of tools and equipment across the DC conductor rail.
  • Highlight defects that make insulated tools and equipment unfit for purpose.
  • Identify hazards linked with working within DC isolations.
  • Describe the work safe and emergency response procedures.
  • Demonstrate the inspection of insulated tools before use.
  • Show the correct application and removal of conductor rail shields.
  • Identify defective tools and shields.
  • Pinpoint the three risk control areas as stated in NR/L3/MTC/EP0152.
  • Demonstrate safe conductor rail crossing.
  • Explain the safe transit of tools, materials, and equipment in the DC electrified area.
  • Demonstrate the application of a Track Circuit Operating Clip safely.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, a keen understanding of the rail industry and its safety requirements will be beneficial.

INFRA Skills Course Requirements
Course Completion and Sentinel Upload

On Completion

When applicable, once you successfully complete your course or assessment, a member of our staff will update your competency in the Sentinel system. You can order your Sentinel smart cards directly from Sentinel at www.railsentinel.co.uk. Please note that this will incur an additional cost which you will be responsible for covering.

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