The changes are about the introduction of new Safeworking System Rules that will be included in TA20, Section 40 – Alternative Proceed Authority. Amendments have been made to the following existing rules and safeworking form:
- Section 5 Working of Points and Signals
- Section 15 Infrastructure Works
- Section 25 Issue of Train Authorities
- Train Authority Form No. 2368
Roles impacted by the upcoming changes:
- Network Controllers
- Rail Traffic Crews (Drivers)
- ARTC – Track Vehicle Operator – Victoria (RIW role holders)
- ARTC – Safeworking Level 1 – Victoria (RIW role holders)
- ARTC – Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (RIW role holders)
- ARTC – Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 3 (RIW role holders)
I am the RIW Administrator, one of my RIW cardholders is impacted, what do I need to do?
As the RIW Administrator you will be required to ensure impacted cardholder(s) complete the relevant briefing either via RIW E-Learning or face to face organisational training.
If the RIW cardholder is required to complete the E-Learning component, the RIW Administrator will need to enrol the impacted RIW cardholder into the course.
For more information, refer to the article How does a company send an E-learning request to a cardholder. Please ensure you select the E-Learning TA20 APA Rule Change VIC only 2022 course.
What is required from the impacted RIW cardholder?
As the RIW cardholder impacted by this change, if you are enrolled in the E-Learning course you will need to complete the online amendment before 27 November 2022 to remain valid.
Please refer to the article How does a cardholder login to an E-Learning course for more information.
Need more info?
ARTC is working hard to deliver the changes and will provide further updates soon, including training and briefing package details for workers who are impacted. In the meantime, you can email any queries to ARTC National Rules Manager Greg Watson at [email protected]