What to expect

The PTS Initial course is comprised of two components-

There is an E-Learning training package followed by a practical training day. Successful completion of the E-learning assessment is required prior to attendance on the practical training day.

The E-Learning will give you the skills and knowledge to stay safe when working on track. You must complete this before you are allowed to continue with the personal track safety course.

Start by completing the online Personal Track Safety - E-learning module.

This E-learning module introduces you to the basics of track safety and working on the rail infrastructure. It will take you about 3.5 hours to complete.  It is divided into 8 learning sections. You can take all the sections in one go if you wish, but we recommend that you learn in shorter sessions.  The system will remember where you got to the next time you access it.

You can review the E-learning as many times as you wish - even after you have completed the whole course and gained your PTS competence.

If you do not have access to a laptop or computer at home then the E-Learning can be completed in our ready setup computer room at our training centre.

The Practical Day will start with a verification test consisting of 20 questions based on the information you have gained on the E-Learning. (You are required to correctly answer 18 out of the 20 questions - if you do not, you will not be able to continue with this course).

You need to make sure you are confident with all the information in the E-learning in order to pass this test.

The practical day sessions will run as follows-

  1. Introduction and Verification Exercise
  2. Personal Responsibility
  3. Emergency Situations
  4. Communicating Clearly and Emergency Phone Calls
  5. COSS/SWL Briefing
  6. Track Visit and Practical Assessment
  7. Knowledge Assessment
  8. Completion of Post Course Training Objective

Pre-Requisites & Requirements

  • Must be a minimum age of 16
  • Must bring photo ID on first day of course
  • Must have a valid network rail Medical
  • Must have a valid network rail drug and alcohol
  • Must have successfully complete the E-Learning training prior to attending the course
  • Must have sufficient command of English language and of the English language as detailed in network rail company specification

If you are attending a Recert course please ensure you bring your sentinel card and log book along with you (including correct amount of entries required) to avoid being turned away from course.

If you have any questions or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our training department at any time.

Your Contact Is: Liam Butler
Phone: 01443 303004
Mobile: 07717 334300
eMail: training@arcacademyuk.com


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