Personal Track Safety (PTS) AC & DCCR (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

Learning approach:

  • Classroom based instruction
  • Site visit to suitable location, followed by on-site practical and theory assessment

Course pre-requisites:

  • Meet the current medical and drugs & alcohol requirements.
  • Have sponsorship from a Network Rail authorised and Link-up approved supplier
  • Age: 16 years old or above.
  • Have approved safety footwear for the track site-visit
  • Have orange high visibility clothing and blue safety helmet for the track site-visit

Prior to the start of training, candidates must provide evidence of meeting medical, and drugs and alcohol requirements, including valid certificates. A passport sized photograph will be taken on the first day of training, by the trainer. A secondary photographic proof of identity will need to be provided by the candidate (driving license, passport, company ID card etc).


Competence shall be re-assessed at least every 24 months

Course aims

At the end of the course the candidate will understand the rules and regulations that need to be observed for personal safety when working on or near the line, or railway infrastructure.

Who’s it for?

All personnel who require Personal Track Safety (PTS) certification, to enable them to correctly determine their responsibilities and duties when working on or near the line or railway infrastructure.

Number of delegates:

12 (max)


1-2 Days (Adjacent to DC Conductor Rails (DCCR) Optional)