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Fusion People Training

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Courses

Those who will carry out the duties of a COSS, set up Safe Systems of Work for a group whilst on or near the line.

Controller of Site Safety (COSS) Courses


Initial: 7.5 Days

Recert: 4 Days

Max Attendees

8 Persons


Initial: £741.00 + VAT 

Recert: £571.00 + VAT

Who is this for?

Those who will carry out the duties of a COSS, set up Safe Systems of Work for a group whilst on or near the line.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the Lifesaving Rules.
  • Know the roles and responsibilities of a COSS.
  • Be able to check the competencies track safety cards via Sentinel.
  • Understand the importance of and demonstrate a good COSS briefing.
  • Identify their location and access information about the site.
  • State, understand and demonstrate the Safe System of Work planning process.
  • Correctly appoint Lookouts/Site Wardens.
  • Demonstrate use of the sighting distance chart and how this can be attained.
  • Understand and demonstrate a good level of both written and verbal communications.
  • Understand the process and demonstrate ability to take and hand back line blockages.
  • Understand and state the process when working within a possession.
  • Understand and state the process for working in a siding.
  • How to manage an incident and the role of the RIO.
  • Understand the LCV process and how to complete a VMF.


What do you need to attend this course?

  • Must hold the required medical level.
  • PTS must be held and is renewed as part of the course so the minimum logbook requirement must be met.
  • Have a good level of literacy.
  • The COSS pre course workbook must be completed within 4 weeks of the course start date.


What happens after I pass the course?

  • Your track safety card will be updated to include both the PTS recertification and (Probationary) COSS.
  • You must complete the mentoring requirements and pass a workplace assessment within 4 months.
  • You must be accompanied at all times by a full COSS holder until this is completed.
  • An interim assessment (between 9 and 15 months after the post-mentoring assessment) must also be completed.


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