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.



Card Cost


Scheduled Dates

Location Next Running
Bury 01/10/2018
Bedworth 08/10/2018
Portsmouth 29/10/2018
Portsmouth 10/12/2018