Individual Working Alone (IWA)

What topics are covered by the course?


* PTS re-certification
* Introduction to IWA
* Responsibilities of the IWA
* Working alone
* Communications
* Protection systems, planning and selection
* Blocking a line using T12
* Blocking a line using T2
* Safe systems of work – green zones
* Safe systems of work – red zones
* Working in a possession
* Theory assessment
* Practical assessments
* Post course objective

Who should attend?

Anyone needing to set up a ‘safe system of work’ to enable work activities to be carried out alone or when ‘On or Near the Line’.

What will I be able to do on completion?

To enable suitably qualified individuals to carry out the duties of an Individual Working Alone as set out in the Rule Book GE/RT 80C series and the competence requirements of Network Rail standards.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is an ongoing process throughout the course.

Attendance Requirements

Delegates must be at least 18 years of age and have sponsorship by a Link-up approved organisation with an NCCA Site I.D, a valid Sentinel PTS Card, valid Network Rail Approved Medical Certificate and Negative Alcohol and Drugs Screening Certificate.


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a Sentinel Card including PTS and IWA endorsement (valid for 2 years). The Sentinel Card is issued by the NCCA (an organisation that operates on behalf of Network Rail). Competence certification may take up to 10 days to arrive following completion of the training.

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Delivery: Classroom
Category: Personal Track Safety PTS »
Duration: Individual Working Alone 3 days, Individual Working Alone Recert 2 days
Qualification: Sentinel Card including PTS and IWA endorsement (valid for 2 years).

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