PQMS Rail Courses

SWL 1 - Safe Work Leader 1 conversion - Initial

Course Name

SWL 1 - Safe Work Leader 1 conversion - Initial


This course converts persons with the current COSS competence to the SWL 1 competence.

Training Locations

Bedworth, Bury - Please see Scheduled Dates below for more information

Course Aims

On successful completion of the course the delegate will be able to: Plan and set up a safe system of work on or near the line for a group (two or more). An SWL can also carry out the duties of an IWA provided there are no medical restrictions that would prevent this

Course Content

Demonstrate knowledge of SWL1 responsibilities and account-abilities. Identify non-technical skills. Demonstrate a knowledge of risk perception and assessment. Explain the differences between a risk and a hazard. Identify risk control measures. Apply effective communications. Demonstrate knowledge of what is included in a safe work pack (SWP). Demonstrate an effective site safety briefing. Demonstrate knowledge of the Sentinel system.


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


3 Days


Prior to attending the course individuals require to pass the Network Rail pre-qualifier on-line assessment. The E-Learning assessment can be accessed on the Network Rail E-Learning system: https://elearning.networkrail.co.uk/login/index.php On successful completion of the E-Learning, the certificate should be printed and brought with the delegate on the day of the 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