This course trains candidates on the components and working methods associated with maintenance, renewal, repair, adjustment and dismantling of track. It is designed to develop a person’s knowledge, understanding and skills. The course includes two mandatory days prior to the technical elements which provide a basic awareness of First Aid, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness.
Pre-requisite : Medical, Drugs & Alcohol test, sponsorship, booking form, e-learning and PTS qualification.
Duration: 7/10 Days
Maximum Attendees: 12
Certification: The TIC qualification will be added to your Sentinel card within 48hrs of completion of the course.
Who can apply for the track induction course?
To apply for a place on the track induction course, candidates must be over the age of 16 and have sponsorship from an approved railway company. The Sentinel co-ordinator will need to sign the booking form to confirm sponsorship and provide their linkup site ID number.
To apply for the course, candidates will need to have successfully completed the PTS e-learning training package and only those who can grasp the English language will be eligible to attend the TIC – as they may be required to make an emergency call when working on the railway line.
Like the PTS course, all candidates must be medically fit and screened for drugs and alcohol to ensure compliance with Competence and Training in Track Safety.
What are the course objectives?
The track induction course combines written exams and theory-based presentations with practical activities and assessments, aiming to make learning easier and more enjoyable.
At the end of the track induction course, candidates should be able to:
- interpret the Track Safety Handbook and instructions when required to go on or close to the railway line
- follow a safe system of work
- correctly use tools and equipment for repairs
TIC includes two mandatory training days, prior to the technical elements, to cover safety courses, such as:
- Personal Track Safety Initial (PTS)
- Direct Current Conductor Rails (DCCR)
- Emergency First Aid at work
- Manual handling
- Fire safety awareness
- Safety awareness
When will the course run?
If you would like to enquire about PTS track induction, please see our course availability below. For information about future dates, call us on 0151 257 6969. Providing there are enough candidates, we can also arrange courses on special request.