Machine/Crane Controller

10 Days


Machine Controller OTP Core 
Machine Controller Dual-Purpose Vehicle 

Highway based Vehicle

Agricultural Tractor 
Dump Truck 

MC Attachment – Group 1 
Ballast/Track Management 

Fast Clipper 
Ballast Brush
Ballast Plough 
Ballast Profile Blade 
Ballast Excavator 

MC Controller Attachment – Group 4

Cable Drum Carrier
Personnel Carrier 

Crane Controller OTP Core
Crane Controller 
Excavator Crane

CC Attachment – Group 3 
Powered Lifting 

Hydraulic Grab 
Hydraulic Panel & Rail Lifting 
Rail Turner 
Hydraulic Sleeper Placer/
Vacuum Lifter

Competencies Covered In Training

  • Slinger
  • On Track Plant Core
  • Machine Controller On Track Plant Core
  • Machine Controller Dual Purpose Vehicle
  • Machine Controller Maintenance Machine
  • Machine Controller Material Handler
  • Crane Controller On Track Plant Core
  • Crane Controller Excavator Crane
  • Crane Controller Group 3 – Powered Lifting


To instruct staff on their general responsibilities and duties when controlling OTP.


At the end of the training the delegate will be able to, with regard to general requirements describe:

  • What the responsibilities the machine controller has and what the limits of their authority/competence are.
  • Who else is likely to be involved in the work and the role and responsibility of each person involved.
  • What rules, regulations and instructions apply to the work, where to find the relevant information and how to apply the requirements.
  • What the reporting documentation and control procedures are.
  • What the reporting lines and procedures are.
  • What communications protocols apply and who needs to be communicated with, and when.
  • The likely impact of the work on the operations of other workgroups/departments and the impact of their work on your activities including how the activity may affect the safe operation of the railway.
  • What procedures need to be followed to maintain operational safety, personal safety and the safety of others is maintained during the work.
  • How to avoid personal injury during the work.
  • How to confirm that the protection arrangements are appropriate for the transit and work area.
  • What a method statement should contain, how to confirm completeness.
  • Who needs to be communicated with, when and what information should be given / received.
  • When work can commence and who has the authority to allow work to commence.
  • How to deal with situations where preparation requirements cannot be fully met.
  • What records should be completed and how these records should be processed.
  • Whose permission should be sought from prior to authorising any movement?
  • How the condition of the infrastructure can affect the safety of the movement.

In addition delegates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of Health and safety legislation, regulations and safe working practices and procedures that must include relevant sections of:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Railway (Safety Critical Work) Regulations
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH)
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Work at Height Regulations
  • BS.7121 Code of Practice for Safe Use of Cranes
  • GE/RT8000 Rule book
  • Regulations, Rules and Instructions for working under OHLE and in the vicinity of DC lines where appropriate
  • Track access restrictions
  • VAB limitations as defined within the machine certificate
  • Risk Assessments
  • Method Statements

Entry Qualifications

  • Must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
  • In addition the requirements of Network Rail Specification NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) and NR/L2/OHS/00124 (Medical Fitness Requirements) must be met.
  • Hold a valid PTS certificate and a valid Slinger certificate.

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