IWA Initial – 3 DAYS


The contents of this training pack have been approved by Network Rail for use in the delivery and assessment of IWA duties training. It also includes the recertification of Personal Track Safety competence and will be part of the cycle detailed in NR/L2/ CTM/021 – Competence and Safety in Track Safety provided that the Trainer is currently approved as a Track Safety Trainer in this subject. The pack contains sufficient information to enable delivery with relatively little preparation time, however to gain maximum benefit from this pack it is recommended that some time is used by the trainer to become familiar with the contents before its use. The presentation can be customised to suit your delivery style and can be used in conjunction with other visual aids. The full technical content must be delivered.

Course Summary

This course is designed to train persons who have been nominated by their line manager/sponsor to enable them to attain 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)

Key Aims

The aim of the course is to provide delegates with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to undertake Individual Working Alone duties in line with with the Individual Working Alone unit of competence.

Learning Objectives

Primary Objectives At the end of the training the delegate will be able to:

•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


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