IWA (Individual Working Alone)

Course Summary

This course provides delegates with the knowledge and confidence to work alone on Network Rail’s infrastructure. This course also covers PTS re-certification.

IWA includes the PTS Re-Cert

Course Aim

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will be able to work alone on Network Rail’s infrastructure, in accordance with industry standards.

Course Objectives

  • Carry out re-certification of the delegate’s existing PTS competence
  • Enable suitably qualified staff to carry out the duties of an Individual Working Alone as set out in HB6, HB7, HB8, HB9 and HB13, the Rule Book GE/RT8000 series and competence requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 and NR/L2/OHS/019.

Course Award

Delegates will be awarded with a Sentinel recognised certificate upon successful completion of this course. An update to the candidate’s Sentinel card, showing IWA competence, will be applied for.

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • Must be a minimum age of 18. 
  • Must meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard. NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements. 
  • In addition, the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00120 (Drugs and Alcohol) must be met. 
  • Must have sufficient command of English language, and of the English language as detailed in Network Rail Company Specification NR/S/CTM/021 (Competence & Training in Track Safety). 
  • It is the responsibility of delegates’ Local Manager to decide upon their suitability to attend this course, in accordance with the current issue of NR/L2/CTM/021-Competence and Training in Track Safety. 

Course duration

Initial: 4 days

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