PQMS Rail Courses

DC Lines Level B Strapping

Course Name

DC Lines Level B Strapping


This course is intended for candidates who wish to carry out DC strapping duties on Network Rail’s infrastructure.

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 how the electricity is fed to the conductor rail, including single feed, double feed and sectioning.
• Use an approved live line tester to prove the conductor rail is not energised.
• Apply short circuiting bars
• Fit short circuiting straps
• Operate hook/track isolating switches in a safe efficient manner

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• The traction current supply system
• Types of switches
• Roles and responsibilities
• The isolation process
• Operation of switches
• Practical demonstration
• Knowledge assessment
• Practical assessment
• Post course training objectives/the mentoring process/work experience book issue


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


1 Days


• Must hold current Sentinel track safety card endorsed with PTS DCCR
• Must hold in date first aid with electrical accidents qualification*
*Please note if this is not held PQMS can provide training for this qualification.



Card Cost


Scheduled Dates

Location Next Running
Portsmouth 21/09/2018
Portsmouth 16/10/2018
Portsmouth 30/11/2018
Portsmouth 20/12/2018