Nominated Person AC

Duration: 5 Days

Max Delegates: 8


Upon successful completion, competences will be uploaded to sentinel.

Pre-Requisite Requirements



Must bring valid Sentinel Smartcard endorsed with valid PTS AC and Authorised Person (and have held this competency for at least 6 months)

Must have current first aid certification and bring a copy to the course.

Must be over 18 years of age.

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must possess adequate written and verbal communication skills in English, to a level necessary to avoid danger

Must have had at least three months workplace experience in an OLE Maintenance team or had relevant experience in an OLE Construction team

Photo ID - For British Nationals - a current and valid recognised, branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card, full driving licence, passport, biometric ID Card, resident permit as per Home Office guidance or 'ValIDate' card.  For Non-British Nationals - a current and valid passport is required.




Course Aims:

At the end of the course the candidates will be able to:

Carry out Nominated Persons AC duties under the guidance of a mentor to the required standard. The Nominated Person will fully understand the dangers of working on and around the overhead line system. The Nominated Person will also be able to read OHLE drawings and be fully conversant with the wiring instructions. These duties can only be performed under the guidance of a fully qualified Nominated Person or a Mentor.

Course designed for:
Sentinel track safety card holders who are required to undertake the duties of a Nominated Person duties on the railway infrastructure.

Number of Delegates: 8

Course duration: 10 days

Location: Doncaster

Learning approach:
Classroom based instruction followed by practical assessment followed by knowledge based test

Course pre-requisites:
All delegates must meet the required current level in the medical and Drugs & Alcohol standards. Continued sponsorship from Network Rail, Authorised and link up approved supplier is also a requirement. And have had two years experience as an A/P

Equipment requirements:
Candidates who attend the course must be in possession of full PPE including the candidates PTS, This equipment must be available on the first day of attendance of the Nominated Person course. All other equipment will be supplied by Intertrain (UK) Ltd; this includes all relevant local earths and long blue earths, testing equipment and any relevant certification for the equipment.

Documentation requirements:
All delegates should be in possession of the AC module of the rulebook & if possible a copy of SP/ELP/29987. All other relevant documentation will be supplied by Intertrain (UK) Ltd.

Additional information:
On successful completion of the Nominated Person course application will be made to the Sentinel database. This will come in the form of an electrification card which is to be used in conjunction with the candidates PTS.

NP competence is valid for 3 years provided successful completion of a worksite assessment is undertaken.


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What do our trainees think

OLEC 2, Doncaster

Very well constructed and delivered, outstanding performance on the trainer's part, both in the classroom and out on the track. I would recommend Archie McNeill to anyone who wishes to learn about overheads - a terrific experience.

Zain Ahmad, Coyle
DCCR Initial, Crayford

Lee had an excellent practical and pragmatic approach towards training. I found him to be very knowledgeable, but more importantly he has fantastic knowledge transfer skills.

Umair Khan, Siemens Rail Automation
COSS Initial, Doncaster

I enjoyed the course, it was delivered to a high standard. Kev is an excellent trainer, he is informative and has a great sense of humour. His method of teaching was simplified and thorough - Great!

Thomas Smith, Amey Group Services Ltd
COSS Initial, Warrington

Very well run course, professionally presented. Good reminder of duties and responsibilities.

Mark Harris, ABC Electrification
COSS Initial, Enfield

Vic was a fantastic trainer, his knowledge of the industry is vast and his delivery was second to none. A great course and trainer - thanks!

Douglas Aitken, Balfour Beatty Rail Limited