Person In Charge Of Possession (PICOP)

This course is for those who will undertake the duties of a Person in Charge of Possession

Learning Objectives

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

  • Know the role and responsibilities of a PICOP.
  • Demonstrate a good level of both written and verbal communications.
  • Describe the planning process and what is discussed at meetings.
  • Obtain information required for a published possession and worksites.
  • State the procedure when a possession is taken and what arrangements are recorded.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for authorising work to start.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for authorising train movements.
  • State the requirements for using radio communications.
  • State changeover procedures.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for suspension and handback of a worksite.
  • State the procedure for giving up the possession.

What do you need to attend this course?

  • Must hold the required medical level.
  • COSS/IWA must be held.
  • Have a good level of literacy.


3 days

What happens after I pass the course?

Your track safety card will be updated to include Probationary (P) PICOP. You must complete the PICOP workplace assessment within 4 months and must be accompanied whilst undertaking the duties until this is done.

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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