PQMS Rail Courses

Working on or Adjacent to Direct Current Conductor Rails (DCCR) Initial

Course Name

Working on or Adjacent to Direct Current Conductor Rails (DCCR) Initial


This course is intended to provide candidates with the skills and underpinning knowledge enabling them to undertake work near or adjacent to DC conductor rails; it is designed to provide the delegates with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to work safely near or adjacent to DC conductor rails.

Re-certification is required every two years and consists of a one day classroom based course and assessment

Training Locations

Bedworth, Bury - Please see Scheduled Dates below for more information

Course Aims

Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to describe the principal of the DC electrified system. Identifying the main components if the DC conductor rail systems, including the hazards and risks associated with being near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail. Candidates will also gain knowledge on how to cross the DC conductor rail safely. This ncludes how to transit tools and equipment safely across the CD conductor rail, learning the defects that would render insulated tools and equipment unfit for purpose.

Course Content

The course includes written exams, practical activities and assessment, supported by theory based presentations involving:
• Welcome & Introduction.
• Course Arrangements, Aim and Objectives.
• Electrical Power transmission.
• DC Conductor Rail Power Distribution.
• Electrical Control Rooms.
• DC Conductor Rail and Components.
• Dangers.
• Crossing the Line.
• Application of Equipment.
• Transiting Tools and Equipment.
• Working in DC Isolations.
• Tools and Equipment.
• Work safe Procedure.
• Incident Response.
• Applying a TCOC in DC Areas


PQMS will upload the relevant competence outcome(s) and result(s) to the Sentinel system.

Network Rail Certification for, Working on or Adjacent to Direct Current Conductor Rails (DCCR Initial)


1 Day


• Candidate must bring log book with at least 4 entries & 2 management reviews.

• Before candidates attend this course they will need to have attended and successfully passed the personal track safety (PTS) course.



Card Cost


Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run on demand. Please contact us for further detail