OTP - Operate Attachment 22 - Cropper

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to operate the Cropper Attachment) on the railway infrastructure.

Who Is The Course Suitable For?

This course is suitable for anyone who holds a current PTS and OTP Core competencies and is required to be competent in Operating a a Cropper Attachment.

Price: 275.00
Duration: 0.5 days
Certification: Sentinel
Maximum candidates: 4

Course Objectives

Provides the skills and underpinning knowledge required to be able to operate the attachment safely including:

The necessary pre-start and pre-work machine functional checks;
The hazards;
Risks specific to operation;
Communication protocols;
Terminology and methods used to identify components;
The operation of the host machine and attachment;
Defect monitoring;
How to use the attachment safely;
The correct and safe methods of shut down isolate and secure;
The safe use of the host machine including travelling and working;
Actions to take in an emergency situation.


machine and applicable attachment

• Demonstrate how to successfully move the machine to the on/off tracking point in road mode

• Demonstrate and apply the machine specific on/off tracking procedures;

• Demonstrate the safe use of the host machine including travelling and working (forward and reverse directions) to the required standard and specification

• Demonstrate the safe and correct methods of off tracking, shut down, isolate and secure (including detaching attachments if applicable)

• Demonstrate how to undertake emergency recovery on the machine in the event of an incident occurring

Additional Information

Candidates must :

  • be a minimum age of 18.
  • hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card endorsed with PTS
  • meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Medical Fitness Level 1.
  • meet the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol).
  • hold a full driving licence appropriate to the host machine
  • hold current and valid OTP Core
  • hold base machine competence

Available Dates:

We do not currently have scheduled dates for this course. If you would like to enquire about future dates please complete the enquiry form on this page or call 01357 440222. We will always try to meet our customers' needs and schedule courses to suit whenever we can.


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