The Personal Track Safety Course (PTS Training) is the entry level qualification for those who wish to start a career in the railway industry. The PTS Course can cover AC (overhead wire) and DCCR (third rail). The course is best suited to people who are looking to work trackside (e.g. in train stations, platforms or down the banks of the track).
Pre-requisite: To apply for a place on a Real Skills PTS course, you need to undergo medical, drug and alcohol testing to ensure you’re fit to work.
You’ll also need to apply for sponsorship from a reputable rail company – usually your current employer or the company you’re going to work for.
Other pre-requisites include:
- GCSE English and Mathematics (level C and above or equivalent)
- Completed booking form
- Completed online assessment (e-learning)
Course Objective: The course aims to instruct staff as to how to determine their responsibilities when working on or near a railway line. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:
- The main purpose of our PTS course is to help workers understand the systems designed to keep them safe – avoiding the risk of electrocution from overhead power lines and being hit by a train.
- Personal Track Safety also teaches candidates how to follow relevant instructions when on or near the railway line, following the Safe System of Work.
Duration: 1 Day
The course takes place over 1 day and provides an opportunity to put in to practice the skills learnt from the classroom – giving you invaluable experience.
By the end of the training, you should be able to demonstrate your ability to correctly interpret the PTS handbook.
Maximum Attendees: 12
With our Personal Track Safety course, we give candidates the chance to work trackside – gaining hands-on experience. To ensure safety, we take 6 delegates on the railway at a time and make sure all attendees have the appropriate PPE and safety footwear. We also provide a safety briefing, covering:
- where you’ll be working
- what you’ll be doing
- what hazards there are
- what the site limits are
- speed limit and direction of lines
- what to do in an emergency
Personal Track Safety cards are a must-have for railway workers – without one you won’t be insured to work.
On completion of PTS training, you will be awarded a PTS card or ‘Sentinel card’ and the PTS AC qualification will be added to this within 48 hours.
If you’d like to know more about our Personal Track Safety courses or to find out when the next one is, get in touch with us on 0151 257 6969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist.