Your go-to guide for Personal Track Safety

If you’re looking to pursue a career in the railway industry, you’re going to need to be prepared to work in a quick-paced environment! A job in this industry is never going to be a walk in the park and you’re bound to be faced with various challenges.

Working trackside is a considerably dangerous place to work, hence why we offer Personal Track Safety training, here at Real Skills Training.

PTS Course – What is it?

The PTS Course or Personal Track Safety Course is an entry level requirements for any individual who is looking to start work on the railway. Our training course is designed to be informative and beneficial for those who intend to work on the platform, down on the banks of the track or within the train station.

Applying for our PTS Course will cover the basic safety concepts of working on the railway, essentially preventing the risk of accidents and other dangerous consequences. The training that we provide at Real Skills is seen to be educational and can make candidates aware of the importance of Personal Track Safety and the best course of action to take, should a hazard occur.

Course aims

Personal Track Safety is essential if you’re to start a career on the railway. The PTS Course is spread out across 1-2 days and combines classroom-based training with the E-Learning module (which can be completed in the comfort of your own home).

The main aim of the course is to provide candidates with the ability to understand rules and regulations that are already in place for Personal Track Safety. Our training helps candidates to be more observant of what’s going on around them, especially when they are working on or near the railway infrastructure!

Upon completion of the Personal Track Safety Course, candidates should be able to interpret the PTS Handbook but also determine their responsibilities, whilst following a Safe System of Work.

Course suitability

Our training courses are suitable for candidates who are keen to work in a demanding industry. Anyone who wants to work on or within a close vicinity to the Network Rail infrastructure will need to have completed the PTS Course before they can start work.

Although we offer training opportunities for those in Leeds and Liverpool, this isn’t to say that we only cater to candidates within these areas. We can offer onsite training if you’re looking for PTS training for more than one candidate, allowing you to broaden the knowledge of your workforce, at your place of work.

In order to apply for the course, you must be over the age of 16 and will need to have a sufficient understanding of the English language.

Before you can be offered a place on our course, you need to find sponsorship from an approved rail company- this tends to be your current or future employer. With sponsorship, the Sentinel Coordinator will need to sign the booking form to confirm your place on the course.

Check out our course availability here!

Course requirements

Like any other of our training courses, there are prerequisites for the PTS Course. To be offered a place on the course you need to be medically fit, and unfortunately, we cannot just take your word for it! All candidates must undergo a general health assessment, drug test and alcohol screening to ensure that they are fit to work on the railway line. The medical, drugs and alcohol tests must be carried out prior to attending the PTS Course.

If you need to know more about Personal Track Safety, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts today. We are always on hand to help, so be sure to call us on 01512576969!

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