The IWA recertification course is intended to provide delegates with re-assessment in their understanding of the requirements of the Individual Working Alone competence. This can be done within 8 weeks before or after the expiry of the current IWA competence. This course is a 2- day classroom-based course on how to correctly carry out the duties of Individual Working Alone on the Network Rail Managed Infrastructure. This course is for people whose job role will at some point require them to work on or near the line on their own.

Course Objectives

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Aims and Objectives
  • The need for recertification
  • PTS Recertification
  • Completion of IWA Course Workbook
  • Delivery of training (if applicable)
  • Workbook Review
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Revision
  • Completion of Practical and Knowledge Assessments
  • Feedback and Post Course objectives

Course Prerequisites

  • The candidates’ IWA competence must be expiring within 8 weeks or, have expired within 8 weeks of the course
  • The delegate must be in possession of a Logbook with 4 completed entries since their last assessment and 2 line manager reviews, this must be presented to the trainer at the start of the course
  • Candidates must hold a valid Level 1 or 4 Medical and Drugs and Alcohol certificate issued by Network Rail
  • Candidates must have a good command of the English language
  • Candidates must be primary sponsored

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the IWA course delegates will be able to safely and effectively set up and maintain a safe system of work for themselves whilst working ‘on or near the line’. Sentinel will be notified of successful completion and the candidates’ sentinel card will be updated. The IWA competence will be valid for two years and the candidate will need to undertake a workplace assessment between 9-15 months.


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