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OLEC 1 Initial Training Course

The OLEC 1 course can be completed at our training centre or a venue of your choice. The OLEC 1 course consists of a briefing from an experienced trainer and an eLearning module, followed by either a computer-based test or written assessment (for on-site venues). To work "on or near the line" on the Network Rail infrastructure you will need to successfully complete a Personal Track Safety Course (PTS) in addition to your OLEC 1 Course. For pre-test reading download Handbook 16 free from our site.

The OLEC 1 course consists of a briefing by an experienced trainer followed by a computer theory exam or written assessment, the course covers the following elements: Component parts of the OLE system Hazards & Risks associated with OLE construction OLE site activities Health and Safety in the workplace On successful completion of the OLEC 1 course you are able to access OLE construction sites on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure and Network Rail Infrastructure projects.

  1. Minimum age of 18
  2. Meets the entry requirements of PTS competence
  3. Good level of literacy required
  4. Must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
  5. Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements
  6. In addition the requirements of Network Rail Specification NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) must be met.
  7. The Pre-COSS workbook needs to be completed and the Sponsor must register the completion of the Pre-COSS workbook with Sentinel

Our training rooms feature a modern sleek design with minimal distractions allowing our candidates to emerse themselves fully in the expert training provided.

Delegates will have access to their own private canteen with cooking facilities, refrigerators and card accepting vending machines. Within a 5 minute drive from the rooms you can find a Morrisons Supermarket, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants as well as Scotlands largest indoor shopping centre in East Kilbride.

We find that once our clients experience the professional and friendly delivery of our trainers they seldom look elsewhere for future training. Our trainers work closely with each delegate ensuring that all attendees receive the information and tools required to give them the best chance of course success.

Key Points


  • Up to 8 Candidates
  • 1 Day Course
  • 1 Day Recertification
  • Certification Lasts 2 years
  • Location: East Kilbride
  • Classroom + Track Based
  • Canteen On Site
  • Vending Machine On Site
  • PPE Required

INITIAL COURSE COST

£80
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