SLC Operations supports Rail SMEs with essential Sentinel PTS sponsorship

SLC Operations, the train operator and driver training specialist, is now also a RISQS verified provider of Sentinel PTS Sponsorship.

The company’s latest accreditation means that SLC Operations is able to offer Sentinel Personal Track Safety (PTS) primary sponsorship, a pre-entry requirement for a Sentinel PTS qualification.

The new service is designed specifically with small to medium sized rail businesses in mind who have staff that need to work safely on or near rail infrastructure but are not big enough to sponsor themselves.

Cath Bellamy, Managing Director of SLC Operations said: “Anyone who works on or near a UK railway line must be trained properly and hold a Sentinel PTS qualification.  But to get one, you must also be sponsored by a competent company.  That’s easy if you are one of the major rail operators and suppliers, but not if you are an SME.

SLC Operations – and our comprehensive safety procedures – have met the criteria to be an approved Primary Sponsor for Sentinel.  We very much hope our service will help many other SMEs support the vast number of infrastructure projects currently taking place on the UK network.

To find out more about obtaining Sentinel PTS sponsorship from SLC Operations, visit