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.

Choose your dates

Tuesday 28th January 2020
Places Available

None of the above dates suitable? No problem. We can 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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