(PS) Possession Support

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Duration of course: 1 day

Maximum no. of candidates: 6

Minimum no. of candidates: 2

Course aims:
To provide candidates with the skills and underpinning knowledge to enable them to undertake Possession Support duties in line with the Possession Support unit of competence.

At the end of the training candidates will be able to:
• Identify the tasks required to be undertaken by Possession Support.
• Carry out the Duties of the Possession Support competence requirements as specified in the Unit of Competence for Possession Support
• Demonstrate the appropriate behaviours required when conducting Possession Support duties safely and effectively
• Communicate with key personnel in conjunction with the role of Possession Support, using the correct protocols and variety of communication equipment
• Demonstrate the procedures to be carried out for the safe placing and removal of possession protection

Other information:
• NR Level 1 Medical must be held.
• IWA/COSS competence must also be held prior to attending the course
• Following successful completion of the course Infrasafe Training will register candidates with the NCCA for issue of PS certification.
• Re-certification is required every three years and this will be done by assessment requirements.

At our modern training centre in Blaydon, near Newcastle upon Tyne, or we can arrange training at a location to suit your needs.

Course content:
1. Welcome & Introduction
2. Overview of Possession Support Role
3. Situational Awareness and Safety Critical Communications
4. RAIB Reading Case Study
5. Preparing for a possession
6. Principles of Working in a Possession Including:
i. Placing Protection
ii. Dealing with train movements
iii. Withdrawing Protection
7. Theory & Practical Assessment
8. Completion of Post Course Training Objectives

Please Note: Any persons holding an IWA/COSS certificate prior to 3rd September 2012 will be required to successfully complete a transitional assessment between this date and 6th September 2014.

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