PTS Card Candidate Requirements
Candidates must be sponsored by a link-up approved railway company before undertaking the PTS course. This is a company who have been audited and certificated to supply workers to the Railway industry. The NCCA co-ordinator of this sponsoring company will need to sign our course booking form to confirm their intent to sponsor you and supply their linkup site ID number.
Candidates will also need to have completed a medical (minimum level4) and drug & alcohol screening and have the original blue certificates to supply at the time of booking.
PTS Card Training Course Overview
There are two types of PTS available in the rail industry, depending what type of work you want to do will depend on what type of PTS you require. For access on or near the line then a 3 day PTS + DCCR course is required. The DCCR is only required if you work on or near the third conductor rail line. Alternatively there is a 10 day track induction course, which is required if you intend to do track maintenance or anything that changes the geometry of the track.
The Personal Track Safety Course (PTS) is the minimum requirement for any person who gains access to the railway infrastructure as part of their job. The PTS course is held over 2 days and covers areas such as Railway Terminology, Accessing the infrastructure safely and emergency situations. Once completed, the candidate will be issued with an NCCA card endorsed PTS. This card entitles the holder to gain access to the infrastructure to work provided they are covered under a Safe System Of Work. Workers who plan to affect the geometry of the track (TRK IND), operate line related equipment (PO, LXA) or set up their own safe system of work (IWA, COSS), will require further training and certification.