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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Rail Industry Worker

Access to the PTA network for employees and contractors is managed through the Rail Industry Worker program

Rail industry worker

By law, every person working on the PTA network must be able to provide proof of current track access accreditation level competency. To meet this requirement all workers on the network must hold and carry a valid Rail Industry Worker (RIW) card.

RIW is a national competency management system for rail workers. It is owned and endorsed by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and used by other operators around Australia.

For further information about Rail Industry Worker, please refer to the resource documents below:

Specific information about PTA Safeworking Rules and Procedures including track access accreditation level is available on our safety resources page.

Safeworking training

The PTA’s Learning and Organisational Development team have designed a comprehensive training program that will get you up to speed with the PTA Safeworking Rules and Procedures relating to your required track access accreditation level.

Participants who successfully meet the assessment requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion. This is evidence that you have met the requirements of the training for the relevant track access accreditation level when applying for, or updating your RIW card for use on the PTA network.

Information about Safeworking training aligned to PTA track access accreditation levels is available at e.mybookingmanager.com/PTASafeworking

How to register

I am an individual contractor

Please contact your primary contracting company who will be responsible for registering you in the system.

I am a sole trader

Please register your company details and pay for the card individually by following the company steps below.

I represent my company. We are new to Rail Industry Worker and our employees require new RIW cards

STEP 1: Register your company in the RIW portal.

STEP 2: Log in to the portal, register your employees and select their PTA role/s.

STEP 3: Follow the prompts to upload the relevant PTA Certificate of Completion for the safeworking level selected along with a valid medical certificate from an Authorised Health Professional. Complete this process by selecting Add to Cart.

STEP 4: After paying for their card, you’ll be sent a unique ID check form for each employee. Your employees must take this booking form to Australia Post along with 100 points of ID to receive their card. Make a booking with Australia Post.

After completing these steps, each contractor will be verified to confirm they meet the requirements for the PTA roles and their new RIW card will be issued and sent to the address provided( usually within five to seven business days).

I represent my company. We are already registered in the Rail Industry Worker program and our employees already have RIW cards.

STEP 1: Using your company details, log in to the RIW portal.

STEP 2: In the portal, search for and then add the new PTA role equivalent to your employee’s current PTA Safe-working level.

STEP 3: Follow the prompts to upload the relevant PTA Certificate of Completion for the safe-working level selected along with a valid medical certificate from an Authorised Health Professional (if not already provided). Complete this process by selecting Add to Cart.

After completing these steps, each contractor will be verified (within 24 - 48 hours) to confirm they meet the requirements for the PTA roles and an email will be sent to confirm the RIW records have been updated.

Help

More information about Rail Industry Worker and the system, is available at www.railindustryworker.com.au or by emailing riw@pegasus.net.au or calling 1300 777 245.

For PTA track access level enquiries, please contact the PTA’s Learning and Organisational Development branch on 9326 3802 or email trackaccess@pta.wa.gov.au


 


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