Rail Safety Worker Competence

If you’re going to work in our rail corridors, you’ll need to know the rail industry worker roles and relevant competencies. Please follow the steps below to ensure you’re up to date with your requirements.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • ARTC with other rail operators and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) are working towards nationalised roles, but these aren’t found here. To see nationalised roles go to the ARA website (http://www.ara.net.au/) to view the ARA matrix.
  • In March 2013 we joined with other operators and the Australasian Railway Association to implement the Rail Industry Worker (RIW) program. This change means all subsequent references to Rail Industry Worker (RIW) include reference to Rail Safety Worker (RSW) and vice versa.

 

STEP 1

If you’re a contractor, make sure you know whether you need a Rail Industry Worker card.

STEP 2

To apply for a Rail Industry Worker card, go to railindustryworker.com.au (Please note: this is an independent company managing the national rail industry worker competence system)

Approved medical providers are also found on the Rail Industry Worker website: http://railindustryworker.com.au/health-professionals

STEP 3

For specific ARTC requirements please read the documents below about working in ARTC rail corridors and protocols for entering ARTC rail corridors.

General Business Rules

STEP 4

Select the category of rail safety work you intend to do from the list below.

For training organisations who can deliver units of competencies please refer to:

To identify training organisations who are approved by ARTC to deliver Safeworking training click on the Safeworking link under Step 4.

STEP 5

Bulletins

Issue Title Updated
54 Onsite Track Easy System Update 10 Aug 2017
53 Engineering and Project Management Updates 10 Aug 2017
52 Authorised Health Professionals and Drug and Alcohol Testing 12 May 2017
51 Rail Industry Worker Safeworking Competencies – Victoria 21 Mar 2017
50 Rail Industry Worker Roles Contractor Compliance with National Roles 17 Jun 2016
49 ARTC National Contractor Induction Rail Industry Worker Roles 17 Jun 2016
48 ARTC National Contractor Induction Revised Deadline For All Contractors 04 Mar 2016
47 PTOS Briefings for PO4 23 Feb 2016
46 Safeworker Interim Qualification 20 Aug 2015
45 Safeworking Role Changes 20 Aug 2015
44 Electrical Safety Induction 12 Jun 2015
43 Notification of Change 12 Jun 2015
42 Changes to ARTC Rail Safety Worker Competence Website 27 Jun 2014
41 National Alignment of Rail Industry Worker Roles 15 Nov 2013
40 ARTC Safeworking Competencies 24 Jul 2013
39 ARTC Rail Safety Worker Competence – Updated Procedures 19 Jun 2013
38 ARTC Rail Industry Worker Cards 03 May 2013
37 Contractor Advice 22 Mar 2013
36 Rail Industry Worker Card 18 Dec 2012
35 Engineering Matrix 17 Dec 2012
34 New Rail Safety Worker Matrices 1 January 2013 17 Dec 2012
33 Contractor Qualifications 10 Dec 2012
32 Rail Safety Worker – Questions and Answers 10 Dec 2012
31 New Procedure documents 29 Nov 2012
30 Change to compliance dates 19 Nov 2012
27 Updated Worker Competence Procedures 22 Aug 2012
25 Signals Engineers and Technicians 21 Aug 2012
24 Project Management and Engineering 09 Jul 2012
23 Evidence of Contractor Competence 05 Jul 2012
21 Who needs a rail safety worker card? 31 May 2012
20 Updated Signals, Engineering and Project Management procedures 25 May 2012
17 ARTC Rail Safety Worker Card Compliance – VIC 01 Mar 2012
16 ARTC Rail Safety Worker Card Compliance – SA 01 Mar 2012
14 Engineering Competence Compliance with the Rail Safety Act NSW 28 Feb 2012
13 Project Management Compliance with the Rail Safety Act NSW 28 Feb 2012
09 Information regarding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 23 Jan 2012
04 FAQ’s – Identification Cards 15 Aug 2011
03 Certificates of Competence Compliance 03 Jun 2011

 

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