Course Information

A track safety course providing the underpinning knowledge required to safely carry out work in a DCCR (Direct Current Conductor Rail) environment in line with Network Rail standards.

Our DCCR course is designed to provide candidates with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work safely near DC conductor rails.

At Real Skills, we provide a vast range of training opportunities for candidates at our Liverpool facility. Check out our course availability in the table below. If there are no scheduled sessions listed for DCCR, please get in touch. We can arrange courses on request.

This course is essential for anybody who may be interested in working near a DCCR line. It is designed provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to work safely near DC conductor rails.

If there are no scheduled sessions listed for this training course we can arrange courses on request.

Please call us on 0151 257 6969.

Pre-requisites: Before we can offer anyone a place on the DCCR course, candidates must already hold a PTS (Personal Track Safety) card and a DCCR key point booklet. Other formalities include:

  • a medical, drugs and alcohol test
  • sponsorship
  • booking form
  • e-learning

We ask all sponsors to ensure candidates booked onto the course are eligible for training – on the basis that they meet the medical requirements of Network Rail. On the day, they will need to bring their Sentinel card with the PTS qualification added (unless they have only just completed their PTS training).

Course Objectives: The core objective for DCCR is to provide individuals with the knowledge required to carry out their duties in DC electrified areas, whilst adhering with current industry standards.

We use only the best training materials for DCCR to enhance the learning experience. And, although the majority of the session will be classroom-based, we also provide demonstrations and practical exercises – allowing delegates to put into practice what they have learnt.

By the end of the DCCR course, we expect candidates to:

  • understand the DC electrified system and be able to identify the main components of the DC rail system
  • identify hazards and risks associated with the DC conductor rail and DC isolations, along with full safety knowledge
  • understand the work safe and emergency response procedures
  • demonstrate the correct application and removal of conductor rail shields

Duration: 1 Day

Despite being short, the DCCR course provides those who have already completed their PTS training – and keen to get started working near or adjacent to DC conductor rails – with an abundance of information.

Maximum Attendees: 12

We provide DCCR sessions for a maximum of 12 students at once. We understand that this course is extremely popular but, striving to provide the most efficient training, we find that smaller groups work best. Rather than cramming everyone in and rushing through the program, limiting the class size to 12 allows our trainers to provide better quality training.

Certification: All course results will be submitted to the Rail Sentinel database. The Sentinel smart card of the individual will be updated within 48-hours of completion of the DCCR course.

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