Course Details

The first step towards achieving your ES qualification is to gain experience and knowledge of working on the Railway performing the duties of a COSS. You can attend the ES course on your chosen date when you are ready to progress.

Your Railway Medical needs to be in date with a current Drug and Alcohol test. If you change Employer/Sponsor you will need to take a new Drug and Alcohol test, contacts us to book an appointment prior to attending your course or book online.

For pre course reading download the ES Rule Book Modules and Key point card free from our site.

Duration: 2 Days

What You Learn on your ES Course:

The ES course consists of theory and practical elements including;

  • Possession/Worksite details
  • Taking the Possession
  • Train movements
  • Train preparation
  • Safety Critical Communications
  • Changeover procedures
  • Suspension/Handing back of Worksite
  • Protecting an open line to traffic
  • Sidings
  • Machine/Crane Controller
  • Line Clear Verification
  • ESR

On successful completion of the ES course, you are free to perform the duties of an Engineering Supervisor anywhere on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure including Infrastructure Projects.

Es 1 443
Es 2 443

How to Pass your ES Course:

Throughout the ES course, there are a series of verbal, written and practical assessments. We can provide additional learning support if required. The pass rate at the centre for the ES course is 98% and if you don't pass the first time you can attend another course free of charge!

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The ES qualification lasts for two years, within 4 months you must complete a minimum of 4 shifts during the mentoring period. Provided your mentor has signed your work experience logbook, you're eligible for a post mentoring on-site assessment. To maintain your ES competency an additional interim assessment must be carried out between 9-15 months from the date of your course, You will need to attend the ES Refresher Course leading up to expiry.


Sentinel card holders including ES's range from all types of construction workers including trackworkers, tradespeople, Scaffolders, Engineers and Surveyors. The Railway has an excellent safety record with a focus on training so you can progress and take higher level courses. The natural progression from ES is to attend the Safe Work Leader 2 course.

Many people take a temporary job on the Railway but end up staying within the rail industry for the rest of their career. For the next 10 years, the government has released a huge amount of money to maintain and enhance the rail network. The first phase of the High Speed 2 project has created an additional 16,000 Railway jobs.

Why Fast Line Training?

Fast Line Training Services is the right choice, we are totally driven by your success, supporting you every step of the way towards gaining your qualification. The people who choose us enjoy their learning experience, you might be an individual seeking personal progression and development or a multi-national organisation. We have the expertise, resources and flexibility to deliver a complete professional service.

We pride ourselves on our learners' success, our metrics for success are based on the achievement of the people and companies we work with. We demonstrate this by offering all individuals and businesses a money-back guarantee. "NO PASS- NO PAY". It has taken 10 years to develop an association of quality training providers that share our values, only the very best trainers, advisors, mentors and industry experts get the opportunity to work with us.

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