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IWA Initial Training Course

This course is designed to train persons who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain 3 the Individual Working Alone (IWA) competence. The IWA competence is required to be held by anyone who is required to work on or near the line on their own.

The IWA course will take delegates through the procedures as set out in the Rule Book; Handbook 6 (General Duties of an IWA), Handbook 8 (IWA, COSS or PC blocking a line) and Handbook 9 (IWA or COSS setting up safe systems of work within possessions).

Carry out recertification of the delegate’s Personal Track Safety Competence

To enable suitably qualified staff to carry out the Duties of an Individual Working Alone as set out in HB6, HB7, HB8, HB9, HB13, the Rule Book GE/RT 8000 Series and competence requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 and NR/L2/OHS/019.

  1. Must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety Card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/ CTM/021 – Competence and Training in Track Safety.
  2. Must meet the medical requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 Competence Specific Fitness Medical Requirements.
  3. In addition the requirements of Network Rail Standard NR/L1/OHS/051 (Drugs & Alcohol) must be met.
  4. 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.

Our training rooms feature a modern sleek design with minimal distractions allowing our candidates to emerse themselves fully in the expert training provided.

Delegates will have access to their own private canteen with cooking facilities, refrigerators and card accepting vending machines. Within a 5 minute drive from the rooms you can find a Morrisons Supermarket, Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants as well as Scotlands largest indoor shopping centre in East Kilbride.

We find that once our clients experience the professional and friendly delivery of our trainers they seldom look elsewhere for future training. Our trainers work closely with each delegate ensuring that all attendees receive the information and tools required to give them the best chance of course success.

Key Points


  • Up to 8 Candidates
  • 3 Day Course
  • 2 Day Recertification
  • Certification Lasts 2 years
  • Location: East Kilbride
  • Classroom Based
  • Canteen On Site
  • Vending Machine On Site
  • PPE Required

INITIAL COURSE COST

£250
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