COSS Recert OLP/CRP (Inc DCCR Recert) (Start Time 0845hrs)

Duration: 4 Days

Max Delegates: 9


Upon successful completion of this course, competencies will be uploaded to Sentinel. Sentinel smart cards are ordered directly from Sentinel at

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Please Download COSS Workbook before attending the training course

Must be a minimum age of 18.

Minimum of 4 Entries in the COSS Work Experience Logbook endorsed by the Line Manager or Supervisor & 2 management reviews.  If candidate holds PC, must have a minimum of 2 PC entries in their logbook.  Work Experience Logbooks not meeting these requirements will result in candidates not being eligible to continue with the course.

Must bring and hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS/COSS and DCCR to complete the CRP module and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.  Please be advised that the competency can only be recertified if it is valid or within the 8 week grace period.

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).

Photo ID - For British Nationals - a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or 'ValIDate' card.  For Non-British Nationals - a current and valid passport is required.


Course Overview

Introduction to COSS and PTS Recertification

  • Introduction to COSS
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Delivering a Briefing
  • Checking Qualifications
  • Planning a Safe System of Work
  • Line Blockage Procedures
  • The Safe Systems of Work
  • Working in a Possession and Person in Charge of Siding (PICOS)
  • Managing an Incident and the Role of the Rail Incident Officer (RIO)
  • Line Clear Verification
  • Theory and Practical / Verbal Assessment
  • Completion of Post Course Training Objectives


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