Duration: 10 Days  |  Number of delegates: Up to 12   |  Package Includes: Drug & Alcohol Test + Medical

Want a career in Rail? You’re in the right place!

By the end of the 2 weeks you can be trained and rail-ready as a fully certified Trackman/woman. Your training is in preparation to  carry out work which may involve the maintenance, inspection or renewal of the track, plus other duties that may affect the stability, position or integrity of the track infrastructure. We are leading providers of the 10 Day PTS course at both our training centres in Cardiff and London.

At the end of the course the candidate will:

Understand the rules and regulations that are in force for personal safety which need to be observed when working ‘On or Near the Line’ on the Railway Infrastructure.

Course designed for:

All personnel who require ‘Personal Track Safety’ Certification to enable them to correctly determine
their responsibilities and duties when working ‘On or Near the Line’ on the Railway Infrastructure.

Course content:

  • Getting to know the infrastructure
  • Are you fit for work
  • The Sentinel scheme
  • Going onto the Railway
  • Walking in a group and working
  • During the work
  • Communication clearly
  • Emergency situations
  • Track visit and assessment

Course Timetable/ Agenda

  • Session 1: Welcome and Introduction
  • Session 2: Company Induction
  • Session 3:  Personal Track Safety Course
  • Session 4: Emergency First Aid
  • Session 5: Basic Fire Awareness
  • Session 6: Manual Handling
  • Session 7: Introduction to the Infrastructure
  • Session 8: Ballast, Formation & Drainage
  • Session 9: Track Construction & Components
  • Session 10: Track Geometry
  • Session 11: Tools and Equipment
  • Session 12: Track Maintenance
  • Session 13: Mechanised Maintenance
  • Session 14: Off – Track & Vegetation
  • Session 15: Extremes of Weather
  • Session 16: Practical Assessment
Learning approach:

Classroom based instruction, site visit at a suitable location followed by on site practical and theory assessments.

Course pre-requisites:

Candidates must meet current medical and Drugs & Alcohol requirements.
Sponsorship from a Network Rail Authorised and Link-up approved supplier is also a requirement.
Minimum age for holding PTS Certification is 16 Years.

Equipment requirements:

Approved safety footwear is required for the Track Visit.
Approved orange high visibility clothing and blue safety helmet can be provided (at cost) if required.

Documentation requirements:

Evidence of meeting the Medical and Alcohol & Drug requirements, valid certificates must be produced prior to the commencement of the first day of training.
Passport sized photograph will be taken on the 1st day of training by the trainer.
Secondary photographic proof of identity e.g. new style driving license, passport, company I.D. card etc.


Competence shall be re-assessed at least every 24 month.

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