PQMS Rail Courses

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Recertification

Course Name

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Recertification


his course is intended for candidates who wish to continue to set up a safe system of work on Network Rail’s infrastructure and act as a Controller of Site Safety. It also covers Personal Track Safety re-certification. Post mentoring and Interim Assessments are required mid term, prior to re-certification every two years which consists of a five 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:
• Demonstrate that they can set up a safe system of work on the railway
• Continue to act as a Controller Of Site Safety on Network Rail’s infrastructure in accordance with industry standards

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• The need for re-certification
• Course workbooks - PTS/DCCR/COSS/PC (if applicable)
• Course workbook reviews and further training
• Communicating Clearly
• How to give an Effective Safety Briefing
• Revision
• Theory Assessments - PTS/DCCR/COSS/PC (if applicable)
• Verbal re-assessments
• Green Zone Scenario exercises - COSS/PC (if applicable)
• Red Zone Scenario exercise
• Theory, practical and Verbal assessments
• Feedback and Post Course Objectives
• OLP/CRP (Optional)


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


4 Days


• COSS Logbook, completed with all the necessary pre-requisites for recertification event (at least 4 entries after the workplace assessment are needed & 2 management reviews)
• Good level of English Literacy Required.
• Must be minimum of 18 Years of age.
• 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.
• Must bring Photographic I.D.


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