Protection Controller (PC)

Those who are required to take Line Blockages and share the protection with other COSS/IWA.

Learning Objectives

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

  • At the end of this course delegates will be able to:
  • Understand the Lifesaving Rules.
  • Know the role and responsibilities of a PC.
  • 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 the procedure for authorising work to start.
  • Be able to effectively brief those sharing the protection.
  • Understand the procedure when PC/COSS/IWA are relieved of duty.
  • Understand the process when the line blockage is not handed back on time.

What do you need to attend this course?

  • Must hold the required medical level.
  • COSS must be held and is subject to a verification assessment at the start of the course. Unsuccessful candidates will not be allowed to continue.
  • Have a good level of literacy.


1 days

What happens after I pass the course?

Your track safety card will be updated to include PC. You must complete the PC element with your COSS interim workplace assessment and recertification.

Request a course

There are no scheduled sessions available for this training course, but we often arrange courses on request. Please call us on 01925 813897 or complete our Course Request form.


  • All our training includes lunch.
  • All equipment is provided, no need for laptops
  • Free tea, coffee and refreshments supplied
  • Free WIFI available for all delegates
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Accessible toilet

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