Story Contracting, Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA2 7NA


2 - 4 days (depending on competences held)


TBC Upon Booking

Course Summary

This course is designed to train persons on the below;

  • Understand the required pre start/work machine functional checks
  • Understand/describe the reporting lines and communication protocols,
  • Describe the hazards and risks that are specific to the operation and the appropriate controls
  • Understand/explain the terminology and methods used to identify the components, and the operation of the host machine/relevant attachments
  • Describe any defect monitoring associated with the operation of host machine/relevant attachments
  • Demonstrate safe use of host machine which includes travelling and working to the specified standard and specifications (forwards and reverse)
  • Apply the machine specifics to on and off tracking procedures
  • How to move the machine to both on and off tracking point in road mode
  • In the event of an incident you will be able to demonstrate the emergency recovery on the machine
  • Understand/demonstrate the correct/safe methods of shutting down, isolating, securing and off tracking the host machine/relevant attachments.


Duration Breakdown

4 days – no host machine competency

2 days – holds host machine competency

Must have OTP Core.


Upon successful completion of this course, competencies will be uploaded to Sentinel –  OTP Op Self Propelled MEWP.

Pre-Requisite Requirements

  • Delegates must be a minimum age of 18.
  • Must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS
  • Meet the relevant medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Medical Fitness (see Appendix A of Standard for further information).
  • Meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol)
  • Must hold base machine competence from a nationally recognized accreditation scheme
  • Must hold full driving license appropriate to the host machine
  • Must hold current and valid OTP Core
Safe contractor approved

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