Duration: 2 Days  |  Number of delegates: Up to 12 | CARDIFF | LONDON

PTS Initial Course aims:

At the end of the PTS Initial 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.

PTS Initial Course is 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.

PTS Initial 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

ARC Rail Learning approach:

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

PTS Initial 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.

PTS Initial Course 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

PTS Initial Course 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.


Competence shall be re-assessed at least every 24 months


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