Rail Safety Worker

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Driving or despatching rolling stock or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;

2
Signalling (and signalling operations), receiving or relaying communications or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;

3
Corporate and internal client qualification training

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Corporate Inductions

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Safe Working

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Network Control

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On Track Machine Ticketing

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Safeworking protection officers training and assessment

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According to the Rail Safety Act 2012, rail safety work includes:

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Driving or despatching rolling stock or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;
2
Signalling (and signalling operations), receiving or relaying communications or any other activity which is capable of controlling or affecting the movement of rolling stock;
3
Coupling or uncoupling rolling stock;
4
Maintaining, repairing, modifying, monitoring, inspecting or testing—
- Rolling stock, including checking that the rolling stock is working properly before being used; or
- Rail infrastructure;<br//>
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Installation of components in relation to rolling stock;
6
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;
7
Installation or maintenance of a telecommunications system relating to rail infrastructure or used in connection with rail infrastructure; or the means of supplying electricity directly to rail infrastructure, any rolling stock using rail infrastructure or a telecommunications system;
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Work involving certification as to the safety of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock;
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Work involving the decommissioning of rail infrastructure or rolling stock or any part or component of rail infrastructure or rolling stock;
10
Work involving the development, management or monitoring of safe working systems for railways;
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Work involving the management or monitoring of passenger safety on, in or at any railway;
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Any other work that is prescribed by the national regulations to be rail safety work.

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Worker Competence

The competence requirements are well defined in what are known as 'Units of Competency' - part of the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).
Each individual rail operator/manager has set out the minimum competency requirements to undertake work within the Rail Sector.

A full list of these requirements are outlined on the Rail Industry Worker portal www.railindustryworker.com.au