Senior Person In Charge Of Possession Recert (SPICOP)

Those who will undertake the duties of a SPICOP.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Know the role & responsibilities of a PICOP compared to SPICOP.
  • Demonstrate an high level of written & verbal communications.
  • Describe the planning process & discuss best practice at meetings.
  • Obtain information required for a published possession & worksites.
  • State the procedure when a possession is taken & what arrangements used & recorded.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for authorising work to start.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for authorising multiple train movements.
  • State the requirements for using radio communications to control movements.
  • State changeover procedures.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for suspension & handback of a worksite.
  • State the procedure for giving up possession

What do you need to attend this course?

  • COSS/IWA must be held.
  • You must currently hold the SPICOP comptency or be within the 8 week grace period (from date of expiry)
  • Have successfully completed all assessment within the competency cycle
  • Have at least four entries in your log book
  • Must hold the required medical level.
  • Have a good level of literacy.


2 days

What happens after I pass the course?

Your track safety card will be updated An interim assessment (between 9 and 15 months after the rectification course) must also be completed.

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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