COSS OLP Initial

Course Aims

This course is intended for candidates who require to set up a safe system of work on Network Rail’s infrastructure and act as a Controller Of Site Safety when deemed suitable by their manager.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

Anyone aged 18 or over that is required to protect a group working on or near the line. Railway Group Standard GO/RT 3358 (Persons Responsible for Protecting Work On or Near the Line) requires employers to select delegates for this role based on documented processes to assess aptitude and prior experience. A COSS may carry out IWA duties without further training.

Price: 610.00
Duration: 6.5 days
Certification: Sentinel
Maximum candidates: 8

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the course the delegate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to correctly interpret relevant parts of the Rule Book and relevant Railway Group Standards when acting as a COSS
  • Demonstrate their understanding and ability to set up a Safe System of Work before any group of staff is allowed to go on or near the line


Additional Information

Please note this course is a 6.5 day course and is carried out over 6.5 working days ie Monday to Friday plus Monday and Tuesday, or similar. The course breakdown is shown below.

Day 1 : PTS Recert (0.5 day)

Days 2 to 6 inclusive : COSS Initial

Day 7 : OLP (0.5 day)

Should all the elements of the COSS OLP Initial course not be required by a candidate each element is available to book separately.

Available Dates:

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* Excludes VAT which will be charged at standard rate

9th March

£610.00 / person*

QTS Scottish Training Centre
7 Day(s)
1 place available


For group bookings call: 01357 440222 *mandatory information