This course is intended to provide a delegate with the understanding to carry out the duties of a Controller of Site Safety.
At the end of this course the delegates will: –
- Have the ability to understand the railway environment and track terminology
- Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of all relevant safety procedures
- Be able to demonstrate the communication skills required by a COSS
- Be able to carry out a concise and accurate safety brief
- Be able to undertake the emergency procedures resulting from an emergency affecting the safety of trains
- Be able to demonstrate the setting up of a safe system of work
- Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of SSOW hierarchy including open or blocked lines
- Be able to demonstrate a clear understanding in the use of the Sectional Appendix, relevant sections of the Rule Book, Network Rail Hazard Directory and SSOW PLAN
- Be able to complete all relevant documentation
- Understand Line Clear Verification
Five days, including the assessment process.
Delegates MUST be in possession of:
- Valid P.T.S. Certificate
- Current Rule Book and Handbooks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17
- Completed Pre-COSS Workbook registered on Sentinel
Personal Protective Equipment
This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of: –
- A Valid Sentinel Card
- Protective “all orange” high Visibility Clothing to BS EN 471:2003
- Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
- Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
- General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
- Safety Glasses BS. EN.166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F
This competency is valid for two years. A Network Rail Sentinel card (endorsed with probationary status COSS(P)) will be awarded to each successful candidate. The sponsor must ensure a minimum of two further work place assessments take place within four months of the course date (observation by a mentor and workplace assessment by a registered assessor).
Post course objectives and COSS Log Book will be issued to the delegate on completion of the course. Note: Any delegate who is required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails will have to attend the DC Conductor Rail course which is a separate standalone module.