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Safety, Induction and PPE

PPE

The contractor or applicant shall ensure that all employees, visitors and other personnel employed or present on railway property in areas generally excluded from the public, shall at all times (day and night) wear high visibility orange clothing, in accordance with Rail Commissioner PPE standards.

The contractor or applicant shall ensure that no red or green clothing, including hats and safety helmets, are to be worn by any employee, visitor or other personnel of the contractor or applicant while on railway property, in areas generally excluded from the public.·

Induction to Work on AMPRN:

As specified in Accessing the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network Procedure (PR-RC-N-NA-267) persons accessing the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network AMPRN are required to complete an induction and depending on the nature of their access may be required to hold a valid Rail Industry Worker (RIW) Card.

Persons who access the AMPRN must at all times hold, carry and present evidence of their completed induction or RIW Card (if they are a Rail Safety Worker). Failure to comply will result in refused access or removal from the AMPRN.

Which Induction do I Require?

  • If you are undertaking work that considered to be Rail Safety Work then you will be required to hold a valid Rail Industry Worker Card with the following competencies:
    • TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor (SARC)
    • DPTI Rail Safety Induction Contractor
  • If you are undertaking work that is NOT considered to be Rail Safety Work then the Rail Commissioners Safety Induction is required to be completed.

Work Considered Rail Safety Workdown-arrow

  • Driving or dispatching rolling stock or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock.
  • Signaling (and signaling operations), receiving or relaying communications or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock.
  • Coupling or uncoupling rolling stock.
  • Maintaining, repairing, modifying, monitoring, inspecting or testing:
    • Rolling stock, including checking that the rolling stock is working properly before being used.
    • Rail infrastructure.
  • Installation of components in relation to rolling stock.
  • Work on or about rail infrastructure relating to the design, construction, repair, modification, maintenance, monitoring, upgrading, inspection or testing of the rail infrastructure or associated works or equipment, including checking that the rail infrastructure is working properly before being used.
  • Installation or maintenance of:
    • A telecommunications system relating to rail infrastructure or used in connection with rail infrastructure.
    • The means of supplying electricity directly to rail infrastructure or to any rolling stock using rail infrastructure or to a telecommunications system.
  • Work involving certification as to the safety of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock.
  • Work involving the decommissioning of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock.
  • Work involving the development, management or monitoring of safe working systems for railways.
    e.g. Rail Rules Manager, Safety Advisors, Safety Auditor
  • Work involving the management or monitoring or passenger safety on, in or at any railway. e.g. Network Operations Supervisor, Conductors, Security Personnel, Rolling Stock Engineering / Maintenance Workers.

Work Not Considered Rail Safety Workdown-arrow

  • Work that is not considered Rail Safety Work and is undertaken in public accessible areas of the heavy rail corridor or closed tram corridor (platforms, station buildings, maze ways, adjacent land etc).
  • Work in the shared tram corridor that is not considered  Rail Safety Work but requires authorization from Network Access (see Accessing the Adelaide Metropolitan Passenger Rail Network Procedure (PR-RC-N-NA-267).
  • Emergency, one–off or short term entry where it is not reasonably practical to expect the contractor to obtain RIW - Must be accompanied by a PO at all times.
  • Work within depots, where depot induction has been undertaken and local depot arrangements can exclude rolling stock movement or provide necessary protection (This excludes work being undertaken on OHW within deports).
  • External Third parties (i.e. Utilities) not contracted by DPTI/Rail Commissioner working within the rail corridor – Must be accompanied by a PO at all times.

When is an Induction NOT Required?

The following are not required to undertake any form of network induction, however depot or site induction may be required:

  • Emergency Services – Access granted by Operations Control Centre (OCC) Shift Manager after appropriate protections are put in place.
  • Drivers of vehicles delivering materials to the Rail Corridor. Delivery Drivers entering the AMPRN Rail Corridor are required to:
    • be under the constant supervision of an AMPRN Inducted person, AND
    • Be briefed by and follow all directions of the nominated Protection Officer.
  • Contractors or employees NOT undertaking Rail Safety Work on buildings or structures within depots that are outside of the Rail Corridor, or within the controlled maintenance facility.
  • In certain circumstances, persons not in possession of a valid induction or competency may gain supervised access to the AMPRN by gaining approval from the Team Leader, Network Access

How do I complete the required induction?

Rail Safety Workersdown-arrow

Process 1: I already have a RIW Card what do I do?

  1. Selecting role and payment
    • Login to the Rail Industry Worker System and select the role “DPTI Operator – Contractor”.
    • A $10.00 + GST fee applies to the role for the eLearning module and needs to be paid before proceeding to next step.

  2. Validating and role approval
  • Upload required document for the role.
  • Once document validated by RIW Program Provider an email notification will be sent to complete the eLearning module “DPTI Rail Safety Induction Contractor”.
  • Once completed, RIW Program Provider will be notified and the role will be approved.

Process 2: I don’t have an RIW card – what do I do?

  1. Company registration

    Click to go to the Rail Industry Worker System. If your company isn’t already in the system, enter your ABN and details to register for an account. Once approved, you’ll be emailed login details.

  2. Enter employee/contractor

    Login to enter and edit your workers in the Rail Industry Worker System – this includes personal contact details, address, phone and email.

  3. Select role and upload competency
    • Login to the Rail Industry Worker System and select the role “DPTI Operator – Contractor”.
    • Upload Statement of Attainment “TLIF2080 Safely Access the Rail Corridor (SARC)” for the role.

  4. Order and pay for card
    • RIW cards cost $100 + GST and are valid for 10 years, with a $30 + GST annual renewal and maintenance fee.
    • An additional $10.00 + GST fee applies to the role for the eLearning module “DPTI Rail Safety Induction Contractor” and is valid for 3 years.
  5. Complete 100 point ID check

    Upon payment, you’ll be emailed an ID check form for each employee. They must take this form and 100 points of identification to Australia Post where a photo will be taken for their card.

  6. RIW Program Provider validates and adds competencies to role
  • Once the ID check has been approved, RIW Program Provider will validate the documents you uploaded during registration.
  • Once validated by RIW Program Provider an email notification will be sent to complete the eLearning module “DPTI Rail Safety Induction Contractor”.
  • Once completed, RIW Program Provider will be notified and the role will be approved.

The relevant competency will be assigned to your employee, registration approved, and their cards printed and sent via regular post.

If you need any assistance, contact the RIW Program Provider on 1300 777 245 during business hours.

Non Rail Safety Workersdown-arrow

  1. Access and complete the Online Rail Commissioners Safety Induction by clicking here.
  2. Download and/or Print the Acknowledgement emailed to your nominated email address.

You must retain this evidence of completion as you will be required to show this (along with photo ID) to the Protection Officer on-site in order to gain access to the AMPRN.

Did you know you can use your smart device to carry digital copies of your licences and photo identification? To how find out how, visit mySAGOV and look at the "How do I digitise my passes and licenses?" information?


For Further Information relating to Induction and Competency Requirements to access the AMPRN please refer to the following:

If you have any questions or need more information please contact our Rail Network Access Team on 0408 312 340 or email network.access@sa.gov.au.

For DPTI Employees please refer to the Rail Commissioner Intranet Page regarding induction requirements to access the AMPRN.