Newsletter 14

Employer Administrator Update #14





The NSW Transport Cluster including Sydney Trains, NSW Trains, Transport for NSW, Sydney Metro and the former Roads and Maritime Services is supporting the roll-out of a national Rail Industry Worker (RIW) competence system. The Transport Cluster is in the final stages of migrating from the previous provider, Pegasus, to the new RIW cards and system managed by Metro Trains Australia (MTA). To help ensure a smooth transition, please take note of the following key points…








TRANSITION TIMELINE

For TfNSW: Principal Contractors are managing the transition in conjunction with their TfNSW project team. Safety Managers are facilitating site-by-site assessments to determine the transition for each individual site, with some sites having already transitioned to MTA. Meanwhile, all other suppliers and any remaining staff and contractors must make the transition by 13 December 2019.    

For Sydney Trains and NSW Trains: Transition is being delivered in conjunction with their engineering, maintenance and delivery teams. Safety teams are facilitating site-by-site assessments to determine transition details for each individual site, with some sites having already transitioned to MTA. Meanwhile, all other suppliers and any remaining teams and contractors must make the transition by 13 December 2019.    

Plant Hire Services (PHS) have issued a detailed communication explaining the expectations around transition, encouraging close collaboration with Sydney Trains to ensure a smooth transition in respect to plant hire. Click here to see this communication from PHS.

For Sydney Metro: Principal Contractors are managing the transition in collaboration with their Sydney Metro project team. Metro staff are facilitating site-by-site assessments to determine transition details for each individual site, with some sites having already transitioned to MTA. Meanwhile, all other staff and suppliers and any remaining contractors must make the transition by 13 December 2019.   
WHAT CARD / SYSTEM DO I USE?

Prior to your sites transition or by 13 December 2019 latest, the Pegasus cards and system should be used. After 13 December 2019, all workers on site should use the new MTA RIW cards and system. Do not attempt to use the Pegasus Rail Safety Worker Card after your site has transitioned to the MTA system, as it will no longer be valid and access may be denied.

ANY EXCEPTIONS?

If you only work on the Sydney Metro Central Station Mainworks or the Sydney Siding and Junction Project, you will not be required to transition to the MTA cards and should continue to carry your Pegasus card. All other sites must transition to the new cards and system managed by MTA by 13 December 2019.

If you are working on either Sydney Metro Central Station Mainworks or the Sydney Siding and Junction Project and another site transitioning to the new MTA system, you will need to maintain both cards to be compliant with the requirements of each site.
 
WHAT IF MY RENEWAL IS DUE?

If your site has already transitioned to MTA, there is no need to renew your Pegasus subscription in order to work at that site. If your subscription renewal is due and you are currently working at a site that has not transitioned to MTA, you will have to renew your subscription in the Pegasus system to keep working until your site makes the transition to MTA. Note that all sites are expected to have transitioned by 13 December 2019. If you are not planning to work before that date, there is no need to renew your Pegasus subscription to access that particular site as it will soon transition to the MTA system.
WHAT PREPARATIONS DO I NEED TO MAKE?

You should work with your system administrator/primary employer to keep both Pegasus and MTA systems up to date with relevant competencies and contact details. There are no further data migrations planned between MTA and Pegasus, so both systems should be updated independently during the transition period in NSW. RIW cardholders should also complete their myRIW registration and accept the Permission Access Agreement in the MTA system. Click here for more information on how to perform these tasks.
WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about the TfNSW transition, please visit the RIW website at https://www.riw.net.au/tfnsw-transition-update/.

Companies who work in the NSW Transport Cluster can access a range of tools to assist them through transition. The RIW Communications Toolkit features materials that can be downloaded by industry seeking to communicate the key benefits of the transition, new system functionality and the tasks involved in preparing for transition. Our System Training and Support page includes system video walkthroughs, how-to videos and Quick Guides for self-paced learning at a time suitable to you. Read on for more details about online system training we’ll be delivering soon.

In addition to the above, each agency has its own Transition Lead. These are:
To find out more information about the Rail Industry Worker Program visit www.riw.net.au.
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