What Is The Personal Track Safety (PTS) Course?
Personal Track Safety (PTS) is a system of safer working practices employed within the United Kingdom designed to ensure the safety of railway workers who have to work on or near the line.
NOTE: The Personal track safety qualification is a mandatory requirement for every worker and has to be obtained before being allowed to work on or near any line owned or managed by Network Rail.
Personal Track Safety course is designed to help workers to understand the systems that keep them safe. The main risks of working on the railway are: being hit by a train, on-track plant, or a road rail vehicle, electrocution from an overhead power line or a conductor rail and trips and falls.
What Does The Course Include?
This Personal Track Safety course is a 2 day course intended for candidates who wish to work on or near the line on Network Rail’s infrastructure and covers a wide range of track specific information and procedures, including: infrastructure and terminology, the safe system, basic emergency procedures and communication protocol.
You will learn everything from electrified lines to how to avoid an incoming train coming at you at 65 mph. Your new-found skills and reflexes will not only ensure you are safe on the track, but will give you the ability to remain aware and proactive at all times.
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