Is it compulsory to have a RIW card?

All RIW Program participating rail network operators require workers to maintain an RIW card to demonstrate competency to undertake rail safety work on their networks. The below operators are member of the RIW program:

All work carried out on the above rail networks will be managed through the new RIW cards and system. Where the rail environment interfaces with civil construction, you can confirm competency and site access requirements with the relevant Network Operator or Contractor-In-Charge. You can also find a list of project sites which mandate RIW cards for workers here.

Please note that some sites in the Transport for NSW cluster are still in transition. You can find out more information about this here.