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OLEC 2: Undertake Basic OLE Construction Activities under Direction

Duration: 5 Days

Max Delegates: 8


Upon successful completion, competences will be uploaded to sentinel

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Must be over the age of 18.

Must hold valid Sentinel card endorsed with PTS AC and OLEC 1 competency (must not be in Learning Support).

Should have completed Working at Heights regulation training. 

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/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).

PPE - Blue/White hard hat, Orange Hi-Visability clothing to RIS-3279-TOM standard, Safety Boots with full ankle and mid-sole protection and gloves for practical demonstration.

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.

Please advise of any special needs

NR/SP/ELP/29987 Green Book if desired


OLEC 2: Undertake Basic OLE Construction Activities under Direction
Currently hold a valid sentinel card endorsed with Personal Track Safety AC.
Purpose: The purpose of this competence unit is to define the competence requirements for persons required to undertake basic OLE construction activities under direction.
Scope: This competence unit applies in all circumstances where any person is required to undertake basic OLE construction activities under direction.
The level and extent of responsibility shall include their own safety and that of others who might be affected by their work. The person shall be expected to refer to others for authorisation when required, shall be responsible for the implementation of the instructions and shall work within set procedures and specifications. The person is also responsible for the quality of their completed work and for confirming that it has been validated by a competent person.
Competence Unit: To prove competence in this unit, the person shall demonstrate their ability to complete basic OLE construction activities under direction on OLE assets in accordance with instructions, procedures and processes. The person shall have to show they can follow recording, reporting and escalation procedures.
Course Outline: The topics covered on the course are as follows:
1. Engineering specifications associated with OLE equipment.
2. What procedures need to be followed to confirm operational and personal safety is maintained during the work.
3. How to avoid personal injury during the work.
4. How the OLE equipment is designed to function under normal operating conditions.
5. What each of the component parts contribute to the overall operation of the system.
6. What terminology and methods are used to identify OLE equipment and describe operational status of the OLE equipment.
7. What tools are required to undertake the associated activities.
8. What authorisation procedures are and limits of your responsibility and authority.
9. What equipment operating and care and control procedures are applicable to OLE equipment.
10. Reporting documentation and control procedures and reporting lines and escalation procedures.
11. Industry protocols relating to communicating important safety information.