NSCD Ops - Negative Short Circuiting Device (B4 Smart Isolation)

Duration: 1 Day

Max Delegates: 8

Pre-Requisite Requirements

It is the Sponsors responsibility to ensure candidates booked onto the course are eligible for the training they are to receive and in line with any relevant medical level or restriction that may apply, in accordance with NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements.

Please be aware that candidates will be treated on a training event as if they are at work and they must comply with the relevant medical policy and bring their Sentinel Smartcard (if applicable) which will be swiped at the start of the course.

Must be a minimum age of 18

Meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements to minimum medical level 4 and Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/0120 (Drugs & Alcohol).

Must have sufficient command of English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/L2/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety).

Must hold valid electrical first aid.

Must have a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS & DCCR

Must hold Level B Strapping (including testing) Level 3.  (If LA 3rd-R PA-i Level A - Procedure A is held, this is acceptable to attend training.)  Competency must not be in Probation

Full PPE Visibility clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard (upper and lower body), Hard hat, Safety boots with full ankle/mid-sole protection/steel cap toes and gloves for practical demonstration


Please advise of any special needs i.e. dyslexia in advance of the course.

Must Bring Photo ID - For British Nationals, one of the following (original hard copy - not electronically): a current and valid branded form of identity token, used for accessing the RMI (Railway Maintained Infrastructure) such as a Sentinel Card; in-date and valid full driving licence; in-date and valid UK Provisional Photo Card Driving Licence; in-date and valid passport, a UK biometric ID Card/Residence Permit (BRP), an Armed Forces Identity Card, a proof of age card recognised under PASS with a unique reference number (this includes the Citizen ID Card), N.I. Electoral Identity Card or a resident permit as per Home Office guidance.

For Non-British Nationals - an in-date and valid passport, Identity Card or Driving Licence from an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country or a US Passport Card is required (original hard copy - not electronically).





This course is designed to develop knowledge, understanding and skills of persons who are responsible for operating Negative Short Circuit Device Local Control Panels as part of their Level B 3rd Rail Strapping isolations duties on Network Rail infrastructure.  It delivers a competence dependent on the recipient already holding the LB 3rd R ST-i (Level B 3rd Rail Strapping isolations) competence.

The course aims to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to operate the new NSCD Local Control Panels (LCP) within an updated isolation procedure.

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