ES Initial

Course Type: Class

Duration: 2 days

Cost : £300


The ES competence needs to be held by anyone who is required to set up and manage a worksite within an engineering possession on the Network Rail infrastructure under the direction of a Person in Charge of Possession (PICOP). This includes the management of on and off-tracking of On- Track Plant (OTP) and train movements within the designated worksite. There is a probationary period of 4 months where an on-track assessment is required, once this has been completed, they will have to carry out a 9-15 month interim on-track assessment. After completion they will also be required to complete a 2 year recertification, as per the COSS assessment.


On successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • State the requirements for appointment as Engineering Supervisor.
  • State what will be discussed at a pre-planning meeting.
  • State the information required by Engineering Supervisor and in which publications obtainable.
  • State the requirements for effective communications.
  • State the basic procedure followed by PICOP when a possession is taken.
  • State the requirements and demonstrate the ability to follow the procedure for authorising work to start, including the effective recording of information.
  • State Rule Book sections and requirements for setting up a safe worksite.
  • State requirements for safe and efficient train movements.
  • State the requirements for change over of personnel and demonstrate the ability to follow correct procedures including correct recording of information.
  • State the requirements for suspending or handing back a worksite and demonstrate the ability to follow those procedures including correct recording of information.


Upon successful completion of this course, your new competency will be uploaded to Sentinel by one of our administrators. Sentinel smart cards are ordered directly from Sentinel at (at your own cost).

Engineering Supervisor - ES Initial Course - INFRA Skills - Rail Safety-Critical Training & Assessments

Course Dates

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ES Initial
Start Date12/09/2022
End Date13/09/2022
ES Initial
Start Date18/07/2022
End Date19/07/2022
ES Initial
Start Date23/08/2022
End Date24/08/2022
Course NameStart DateEnd DateLocationPricePlacesEnquiry
ES Initial12/09/202213/09/2022£300.006Enquiry
ES Initial18/07/202219/07/2022Birmingham£300.006Enquiry
ES Initial23/08/202224/08/2022Birmingham£300.006Enquiry

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