Controller Of Site Safety (COSS)

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Course Overview

The Controller of Site Safety initial course is designed with the focus upon the role of the delegate within the scope of implementing safe systems of work, whilst attaining and understanding of how to utilise the available resources required “whilst on or near the line”.

This course is essential for personnel who are to control a group of people “whilst on or near the line”.

Candidate Requirements Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Course

  • That the candidate currently holds a valid Sentinel Safety Card.
  • That the candidate’s suitability has been verified by their line manager.
  • That the candidate and sponsor have completed the pre-course workbook.
  • It is the responsibility of delegates’ Local Manager to decide upon their suitability to attend this course, in accordance with the current issue of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
  • That the candidate is in possession of a current Personal Track Safety Logbook.

Maximum Candidates Controller of Site Safety (COSS)

The course is designed to cater for a maximum of EIGHT candidates only.

Controller of Site Safety Duration  – 7 x days

Day 1 – PTS AC (R)

Day 2 – PTS DCCR (R)

Day 3 – COSS (I)

Day 4 – COSS (I)

Day 5 – COSS (I)

Day 6 – COSS (I)


Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Competence

The training will be followed by theory and practical assessments.

Successful delegates will be recommended for assessment of competence under Employer’s Competence Management System.

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Course Aims and Objectives

  • To understand the role of the Individual working alone, Controller of Site Safety and, if applicable the Protection Controller.
  • Be able to interpret reference documentation.
  • Understand the importance of briefings and communications protocols.
  • How to conduct emergency protection of a railway line.
  • Identify and understand the role of the Rail Incident Officer (RIO).
  • To be issued with a Overhead Line Permit (OLP) and understand its condition of issue.
  • To be issued with a Conductor Rail Permit (CRP) and understand its condition of issue.

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Certification

Upon successful completion of the course and any additional modules the National Competency Control Agency (NCCA) will be informed of a decision of competence and the candidate will be issued with a new Sentinel card.

On successful completion of the event, the candidates sentinel card will be updated with COSS P.  This is a provisional endorsement that will require work place mentoring and a workplace assessment within a 4 month period.  If the assessment is successful full status can be granted for a further 9-15 months where upon an interim assessment is required.

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