Description:

The Protection Controller course (PC) enables current Sentinel Tack Safety cardholders, endorsed with full COSS to perform Protection Controller duties on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. The duties of a PC include taking a line blockage when more than one workgroup require protection between the same protecting signals.

Duration: 1 Day

More Info:

The Protection Controller course (PC) enables current Sentinel Tack Safety cardholders, endorsed with COSS to perform Protection Controller duties on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. The duties of a PC include taking a line blockage when more than one workgroup require protection between the same protecting signals.

The first step towards achieving your PC qualification is to gain experience and knowledge of working on the Railway, performing the duties of a COSS. The Protection Controller course enables you to perform the duties of a PC in addition to COSS. you can attend the PC course on your chosen date when you are ready to progress and have sufficient experience of taking line blockages.

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 COSS/PC Rule Book Modules and Keypoint card free from our site.

What You Learn on your PC Course:

The Protection Controller course consists of theory and practical elements including:

  • Procedure for blocking the line and arranging protection
  • Starting work, during work change of PC/COSS
  • When work is completed or suspended
  • When work is completed or suspended at agreed time
  • Resumption of work

On successful completion of the PC course, you are free to perform the duties of a Protection Controller anywhere on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure including Infrastructure Projects.

Pc 1 443
Pc 2 443

How you Pass your PC Course:

Throughout the PC 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 PC 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 Protection Controller qualification lasts for two years, you must hold a valid COSS competency to maintain your PC status, so make sure you don't forget about your COSS/PC assessment and COSS refresher course. Provided you maintain your COSS competency the PC Refresher is included in the COSS Refresher course.

How to book your Protection Controller course

You can book online for your Protection Controller course...

...or contact us directly for group bookings;
Call us on 020 8596 5121 if you need help, advice or wish to book over the phone.

 

Max number of people per PC Course: 8

What to Bring to your PC Course:

  • COSS/PC Work Experience Logbook
  • Sentinel card

Benefits

Sentinel Track Safety cardholders including COSS/PC 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 PC is to attend an ES course then join the Safe Work Leader 2 programme.

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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