PQMS Rail Courses

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

Course Name

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


This course is intended for candidates who wish to continue undertaking work near or adjacent to DC conductor rails; it is designed to verify candidates understanding of 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
• Identify the main components if the DC conductor rail systems
• Identify hazards and risks associated with being near or adjacent to the DC conductor rail
• Describe how to cross the DC conductor rail safely
• Describe how to transit tools and equipment safely across the CD conductor rail
• Describe defects that would render insulated tools and equipment unfit for purpose
• Identify hazards associated with working within DC Isolations
• Describe the work safe and Emergency response procedures
• Demonstrate how to inspect insulated tools before use
• Demonstrate the correct application and removal of conductor rail shields
• Identify defective tools and shields
• Identify the three risk control areas as stated in NR/L3/MTC/EP0152

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• Course Arrangements, Aim and Objectives
• Electrical Power transmission
• DC Conductor Rail Power Distribution
• Electrical Control Rooms
• DC Conductor Rail and Components
• Dangers of working around DCCR
• Crossing the Line
• Application of Equipment
• Transiting Tools and Equipment
• Working in DC Isolations
• Tools and Equipment
• Incidents
• Work safe Procedure
• Incident Response
• Theory Assessment


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


Half Day


• Must bring log book with at least 4 entries & management reviews
• Must be minimum of 18 Years of age
• Must bring Photographic I.D.
• Must be literate in English
• Must hold current track safety card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and training in track safety.
• Must meet the requirements of Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 medical & NR/L1/OHS/051 drugs and alcohol requirements.


All prices are plus VAT

Card Cost

All prices are plus VAT where applicable

Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run an demand. Please contact us for futher detail