KEY INFORMATION FOR RIW CARDHOLDERS
Permission Access Agreement (PAA)
The Permission Acceptance Agreement (PAA) is similar to an agreement that you make with your bank, your mobile phone provider or a social media site when you become a customer.
The PAA provides you with information about what type of data we collect, how it gets used, who it is shared with, when and how it may be shared. It also describes what we do with your data if you do not accept the PAA, and when you no longer want to be a RIW card holder.
Data that was previously in the Pegasus Onsite Trackeasy system about your RIW profile has been moved to the new RIW system, which Metro Trains Australia (MTA) manage.
If you do not want your data to be held, or do not want to be a RIW card holder, then you may choose not to accept the PAA. If you choose not to accept the PAA it may impact your ability to work in the rail industry. If you choose to accept the PAA then we will manage your data in accordance with strict Australian Privacy Laws and continue to store information about your rail related skills and status.
How do I accept the Permission Access Agreement (PAA)?
How to obtain a new RIW card (physical and virtual)
RIW cards must be ordered by a Primary Employer, whether that is a company you are employed by, or by yourself if you operate as a sole trader in the RIW system. Employers can request both a physical card (which can be sent to either a business or home address) and a virtual card (which can be sent to a personal email or mobile phone number). To order a card, follow the procedure outlined in the Quick Guide – How to order RIW cards.
If you are new to rail, then your new employer will set you up in the RIW system. You will be emailed a link to set up your myRIW account, so that you can approve the employment request. You’ll also need to complete an ID check. Once the ID check is approved (and your subscription is paid by your employer), the employer can then request your new physical and/or virtual RIW card.
How to end primary employment with a company
In the new RIW system, a Primary Employer is the worker’s direct employer, with full edit rights to the worker’s profile. If you have the wrong Primary Employer listed against your profile, there are two ways to resolve this issue:
Note that in both cases, once employment is ceased with a particular company, the change will not take effect until midnight. You can then approach the new Primary Employer and seek ‘employment’ in the new system. At this point, you will receive an email asking you to accept an employment request in myRIW. See the next point for details.
Managing your profile in myRIW
myRIW allows Rail Industry Workers to view their profile on the web. In myRIW you can see your employers, associations, job roles, competencies and medical results. You can also update your email address, mobile or password. If desired, you can ask your employer to make any corrections to your profile.
If you are a newly created worker in the RIW system, you will receive an email invitation to create a myRIW profile to accept an employment request. If you already had a profile in the old Pegasus system, you will not receive an email invitation and must create your new myRIW profile. A short video has been developed to show you how to use myRIW. We have also developed a Quick Guide – myRIW which walks you through the functionality of the system.
To set up myRIW, you will need to have a personal email address. If you require assistance to do this, refer to the Quick Guide – How to set up an email address for myRIW.
You can access the myRIW login via the portal at https://app.riw.net.au/MySkillGuard/Account/LogOn.
If you forget your password, please use the Forgotten Password link on the log in screen.