PQMS Rail Courses

Lookout/Site Warden Initial

Course Name

Lookout/Site Warden Initial


This course is intended for candidates who wish to act as Lookout on Network Rail’s infrastructure. 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:

• Carry out Lookout duties competently in accordance with the Rule Book and industry standards.

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• Duties of a COSS
• Introduction to Lookout/Site Warden duties
• Site Warden / Lookout’s Equipment
• Duties of Site Warden
• Duties of the Lookout
• Duties of on Track Plant
• Lookout operated warning systems (LOWS)
• Protection of the line when it becomes unsafe
• Theory Assessment
• Practical Assessments


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


1 Day


• Must have sufficient command of the English language as detailed in Network Rail company specification NR/S/CTM/021.
• In date Medical screening uploaded to Sentinel.
• In date Drugs and Alcohol screening uploaded to Sentinel.
• Safety Helmet (Blue safety helmets must to be worn as per Network Rail PPE Policy even if the candidate has held PTS before)
• PPE, Hi Visibility Clothing (vest & trousers), to GO/RT3279 & NR/L2/OHS/021 standard
• Safety Boots, with full ankle & Mid Sole protection (Not Rigger Boots)
• Candidate must bring log book with at least 4 entries & 2 management reviews.
• Candidate must be minimum of 18 Years of age.
• Candidate must bring Photographic I.D.
• Before candidates attend this course they will need to have attended and successfully passed the personal track safety (PTS) course.


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