PTS and Track Induction

Course Type: Class

Duration: 10 days

Cost : £950


This package includes 3 elements, Personal Track Safety (PTS), DE Conductor Rail (DCCR) and Track Induction (TIC). The Personal Track Safety Course (PTS Training) is the entry level qualification for those who wish to start a career in the Network Rail Infrastructure. The PTS course covers AC, which is working with overhead lines, and you require this qualification if you are working on or near the line (which is 3 metres). The competency DC Conductor Rail (DCCR) is required if you wish to work on the Network Rail infrastructure where there is third rail (an additional rail supplying electric current, used in some electric railway systems), these areas are predominantly London, Mersey Rail and the Northern City Limits. The Track Induction course trains candidates on works that effect the geometry of the track, and introduces them to all natures of work and component parts that may be used and carried out on the Network Rail infrastructure.


On successful completion of the course candidates will:

  • Correctly interpret the relevant parts of the Rule Book, the Track Safety Handbook and will understand the relevant aspects of the Sentinel Scheme.
  • Demonstrate their understanding and ability to follow a safe system of work that their COSS will set up for them.
  • Describe the principles of the DC Electrified system
  • Identify the main components of the DC conductor rail system
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with being near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail
  • Describe how to cross the DC conductor rail safely
  • Describe how to transit tools and equipment safely across the DC conductor rail
  • Describe defects that would render insulated tools and equipment unfit for purpose
  • Identify hazards associated with working within DC isolations
  • Describe the work safe and emergency response procedures
  • Demonstrate how to inspect insulated tools before use
  • Demonstrate the correct application and removal of conductor rail shields
  • Identify defective tools and shields
  • Identify the three risk control areas as stated in NR/L3/MTC/EP0152
  • Demonstrate how to cross the conductor rail safely
  • Explain how to safely transit tools, materials and equipment within the DC electrified area
  • Demonstrate how to apply a Track Circuit Operating Clip safely
  • Demonstrate their ability to use tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of Permanent Way terms and procedures


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

PTS AC DCCR OLEC1 Track Induction Course - INFRA Skills - Rail Safety-Critical Training & Assessments

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