The contents of this training pack have been approved by Network Rail for use in the delivery and assessment of COSS duties training, and will be part of the cycle detailed in NR/L2/CTM/021 –Competence and Training in Track Safety, provided that the Trainer is currently approved as a Track Safety Trainer in this subject. The pack contains sufficient information to enable a course to be delivered with relatively little preparation time, however to gain maximum benefit from this pack it is recommended that some time is used by the Trainer to become familiar with the contents before its use. This course presentation can be customised to suit your delivery style and can be used in conjunction with other visual aids. Note, if you elect not to show all of the slides, you must ensure that the full technical content and the learning outcomes are met.

Course Summary

This course is designed to train persons who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain the Controller of Site Safety (COSS) competence. The COSS competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group(two or more). A COSS can also carry out the duties of an IWA provided there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this. The COSS course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 6 (General Duties of an IWA), Handbook 7 (General duties of a controller of site safety (COSS), Handbook 8 (IWA,COSS or PC blocking a line), Handbook 9 (IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions), Handbook 10 (Duties of the COSS and person in charge of a hand trolley) and Handbook 13 (Duties of the person in charge of the siding). The course includes the importance of using the correct communication protocols and adopting the appropriate behaviours to be able to carry out this role safely and effectively.

Key Aims

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake Controller of Site. Safety duties in line with the Controller of Site Safety unit of competence.

Primary Objectives

At the end of the training the delegate will be able to: Demonstrate their ability to interpret correctly relevant parts of the Rule Book, Handbooks and relevant Network Rail Specifications when acting as COSS. Demonstrate their understanding and ability to set up a Safe System of Work before they or any group of staff is allowed to go ‘On or Near the Line’. Deliver a safety briefing, with the opportunity to demonstate and practice during the course

£600.00 without DCCR

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