What are some key features and benefits in the new system?

The RIW Program offers many benefits to the local rail industry in Australia, including:

  • National competency database for rail workers
  • Strong focus on data protection, privacy and security
  • Smart device enabled system
  • Capability for both physical and virtual smartcards
  • Light reliance on hardware, smartcards read from smartphone
  • No ‘pre-association’ required; associate by scanning smartcard
  • Competencies and medicals uploaded by approved assessing bodies
  • Ability to record a card holder’s attendance at project site briefings
  • Site-based competency function can send alerts directly to site personnel
  • Online ID checks with no need to visit Australia Post
  • Less time off tools for rail workers
  • Improved fatigue management across the rail industry
  • Service desk available 24x7x365 to all RIW participants
  • Accessible myRIW feature gives card holders visibility of their online profile