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:

We do not currently have scheduled dates for this course. If you would like to enquire about future dates please complete the enquiry form on this page or call 01357 440222. We will always try to meet our customers' needs and schedule courses to suit whenever we can.


For group bookings call: 01357 440222 *mandatory information