Course Details

The first step towards gaining your Lookout-Site Warden qualification is to gain experience and knowledge of working on the Railway as a PTS cardholder. You can attend the Lookout-Site Warden 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 Lookout-Site Warden Keypoint card free from our site.

Duration: 1 Day

What You Learn on your Lookout-Site Warden Course:

The Lookout-Site Warden course consists of theory and practical elements including:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Effective Communications
  • Warning Methods

On successful completion of the Lookout-Site Warden course, you are free to perform the duties of a Lookout or Site Warden anywhere on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure including Infrastructure Projects.

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How to Pass your Lookout-Site Warden Course:

Throughout the Lookout-Site Warden 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 Lookout-Site Warden is 98% and if you don't pass the first time you can attend another course free of charge!

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The Lookout-Site Warden qualification lasts for two years, you will need to attend the Lookout-Site Warden Refresher Course leading up to expiry.


PTS cardholders including Lookouts and Site Wardens 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 a Lookout or Site Warden is to become a Controller of Site Safety (COSS).

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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