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).
Upon successful completion this is recorded on Sentinel
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