Why was there a change needed when the other system worked?

The new system has a strong focus on data protection, privacy and security. The system will give network operators, industry employers and contractors-in-charge a clear line of sight to workers who are swiped into projects, sites and zones. It will also deliver virtual smartcard capability on Android and iPhones, online ID checks and permission-based screen features for network operators, industry employers and card holders.

The myRIW feature will enable card holders to log on and see their full profile including employers, associations, job roles, competencies and medical results. They’ll also be able to update their contact details, accept employment and association requests, as well as end associations with employers and projects.

The new system will also see evidence verification completed by the assessing body, with training certificates and medical results uploaded directly by approved Registered Training Organisations or Authorised Health Professionals.