The changes are about the introduction of new Safeworking System Rules that are now included in TA20, Section 40 – Alternative Proceed Authority. Changes 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
Job roles in RIW will become invalid if the Training or Briefing Package is not completed by 27 November 2022. Please read below to see what is applicable to you.
Rail Safety Workers, as described below, who operate or undertake work on the ARTC Victorian Network under the TA20 ARTC Code of Practice for the Victorian Main Line Operations must complete training on the changes prior to their introduction.
Rail Safety Workers who are competent to perform the following rolls are required to attend and undertake face-to-face training:
- Network Controllers
- Rail Traffic Crews (Drivers)
- ARTC – Track Vehicle Operator – Victoria (RIW role holders)
- ARTC – Safeworking Level 1 – Victoria (RIW role holders)
Training for ARTC personnel will be arranged by the applicable ARTC Business Unit.
Contractor Rail Safety Workers must arrange training through an ARTC approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Rail Traffic Crews (Drivers) must undertake training through either their respective Organisation or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
The following competency will be set up in RIW for RTOs to upload a certificate on completion of training, and this will be linked to the applicable job role:
- TA20 APA Rule Change VIC only 2022
It is necessary to complete the face-to-face training to maintain your competency.
Online Briefing Package
Importantly, the following job roles must complete an online briefing session available through RIW E-Learning:
- ARTC – Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 2 (RIW role holders)
- ARTC – Track Force Protection Coordinator Level 3 (RIW role holders)
Online briefings only apply to Track Force Protection Coordinators Levels 2 and 3 that undertake these roles on the ARTC Network.
The following competency will be set up in RIW for recipients who have undertaken the briefing session and will be linked to the applicable job role:
- E-Learning TA20 APA Rule Change VIC only 2022
It is necessary to complete the online briefing to maintain your competency.
Note: Rail Safety Workers competent in both Track Force Protection Coordinator Levels 2 or 3 and Track Vehicle Operator and/or Safeworking Level 1 are only required to attend the face-to-face training and will not be required to complete the online briefing package.
How to complete E-Learning training
How does a company send an E-Learning request to a cardholder contains instructional information on how a RIW Employer Admin can enrol the RIW cardholder into this course.
How does a cardholder login to an E-Learning course contains instructional information on how a RIW cardholder can complete this course once they are enrolled.
Once the RIW cardholder has completed the E-Learning briefing, the certificate will be automatically added to their RIW profile upon completing the course.
Note: Rail Safety Workers who do not complete the training or briefing session by 27 November 2022 will not be permitted to operate or work on the ARTC Victorian Network.
Need more info?
Email queries to ARTC National Rules Manager Greg Watson at email@example.com.