Employer Administrator News #33
RIW Blocks and Suspensions Program Rules
Blocks and suspensions are restrictions placed on RIW cardholders that can prevent them working on the rail network or from using a particular job role or competency.
A block or suspension can occur for a number of reasons, such as serious safety breaches, fraud or failure to comply with legislative or Network Operator directives, including complying with Drug and Alcohol Management Programs.
The RIW Program has recently released a guide which details how these restrictions are managed, including a matrix that covers how each Network Operator deals with confirmed positive drug and alcohol results for cardholders on their Networks.
If you are planning a major shutdown, occupation or possession, then please let the RIW Service Desk know to ensure we have appropriate resourcing available when you may need our help most.
You can notify us by filling in a Service Request on the RIW website or emailing email@example.com with details of the planned works.
The RIW App for iOS was updated on 19 August 2020 to resolve an issue where some team swipe outs were not recording site information correctly in the RIW System.
Please ensure Access Controllers who use an iOS version of the RIW App install the most recent version.
The MTA Team recently held a webinar to provide an update on some exciting new RIW System enabled hardware options including kiosks, turnstiles and breathalysers.
Check out the recording to learn about the benefits of implementing a hardware solution at your site.
- Metro Trains Melbourne have updated their Safety and Environmental Requirements for Contractors and Third Parties Procedure. For more information, please refer to their safety bulletin and industry briefing pack.
- Transport for New South Wales have extended a number of Worksite Protection Officer and Hand-signalling job roles due to the social distancing requirements of face to face training in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about this here.
- V/line have updated their Track and Civil Matrix effective 30 July 2020. For more information, please refer to the update.
- Queensland Rail will be implementing changes to the Queensland Network Rules and Procedures (QNRP) effective 5 October 2020. These changes will impact contractors currently holding Protection Officer roles, who will need to attend upskilling training. For more information please refer to the update.