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Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Initial

Sue Bentley 0 30

This course is for those who will carry out the duties of a Controller of Site Safety (COSS), set up Safe Systems of Work for a group whilst on or near the line.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Lifesaving Rules.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a COSS.
  • Be able to check the competencies track safety cards via Sentinel.
  • Understand the importance of and demonstrate a good COSS briefing.
  • Identify their location and access information about the site.
  • State, understand and demonstrate the Safe System of Work planning process.
  • Correctly appoint Lookouts/Site Wardens.
  • Demonstrate use of the sighting distance chart and how this can be attained.
  • Understand and demonstrate a good level of both written and verbal communications.
  • Understand the process and demonstrate ability to take and hand back line blockages.
  • Understand and state the process when working within a possession.
  • Understand and state the process for working in a sidings.
  • How to manage an incident and the role of the RIO.
  • Understand the LCV process and how to complete a VMF.

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ATTEND THIS COURSE?

  • Must hold the required medical level.
  • PTS must be held and is renewed as part of the course so the minimum log book requirement must be met.
  • Have a good level of literacy.

 

DURATION

5 days (OLP/CRP is an additional day).

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I PASS THE COURSE?

Your track safety card will be updated to include both the PTS recertification and (Probationary) COSS. You must complete the mentoring requirements and pass a workplace assessment within 4 months. You must be accompanied at all times by a full COSS holder until this is completed. An interim assessment (between 9 and 15 months after the post mentoring assessment) must also be completed.

ASSOCIATED COURSES

COSS OLP/COSS CRP/OLEC1/PC/SWL

Maximum Numbers 8
Initial Cost – £568.18 (6 Days in total) Plus Sentinel Charges of £24.50
Recert – £433.76 (4 Days in total) Plus Sentinel Charges of £24.50

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