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safeworking training

In order to access any area of track in Arc Infrastructure’s network, all relevant employees, contractors and third party users must obtain a track access permit (TAP) appropriate to the activities to be undertaken.

Track access permits are granted following the successful completion of the appropriate safeworking training and rail medical.

Arc's Learning and Development team provides safeworking training for all levels of track access permits.  Our training has been designed to cover the safeworking rules and procedures specific to the Arc Infrastructure network.

How to book a safeworking training course

Enrolments for safeworking courses are made through our online booking portal below. Course and TAP fees must be paid in full at time of enrolment. We accept Visa, Mastercard or Amex.  

Applying for a track access permit (TAP)

Participants will complete a track access permit application form at successful completion of the safeworking course. The Arc Learning and Development team will submit the application along with the participant's photo and health assessment certificate to the Track Access team for processing. TAP cards are generally issued within 10 business days, and by default the TAP card will be issued directly to the applicant's employer address. Applicants must not access the rail corridor until they have a valid TAP.

Applicants can submit a copy of their current rail health assessment certificate, either by attaching it to the enrolment application or email to training@arcinfra.com.

Click here for more information about authorised health professionals, health assessment forms and TAP accreditation levels. 

Safeworking training courses

If you have any queries please contact training@arcinfra.com.
 

Supervised Worker (SW)

This level of TAP shows the worker has an understanding of the hazards in the rail corridor and provides them with knowledge of the mitigation of those hazards. Workers with this level of TAP must always be under direct supervision of Protection Officer (PO) and are not permitted to enter within five metres of the nearest rail without a PO being present. 

Train staff with this level of TAP may work under the direct supervision of the Rail Traffic Crew of passenger services to enter the rail corridor for attending to passenger emergencies / evacuations.

Full and Refresher Course:

  • Total cost: $562.50 per person.
    • $480.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee 
  • Prerequisites: 
    • Current Category 3 Rail Medical or higher
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments. 
  • The course duration is one day.

Track Vehicle Operator (TVO)

This level of TAP shows the Supervised Worker (SW) has the understanding of the hazards in the rail corridor and provides them with knowledge of the mitigation of those hazards. Workers with this level of TAP must always be under the direct supervision of a Protection Officer Track Vehicle (POTV) and are not permitted to enter the rail corridor without a POTV supervising or a Protection Officer (PO) in a worksite.

Full and Refresher Course:

  • Total cost: $202.50 per person. 
    • $120.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 1 Rail Medical or higher. 
    • Supervised Worker Track Access Permit.
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments.
  • The course duration is two hours.

Protection Officer (PO)

This level of TAP shows the worker has the competence to provide protection to a work group that occupies the running line or siding when an obstruction is placed on the track.

Where the PO has a Category 1 Medical, this TAP also shows the worker can perform Lookout Officer duties.

Full Course:

  • Total cost: $1,762.50 per person.
    • $1,680.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 3 Rail Medical (Category 1 Rail Medical if performing Lookout working).
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical assessments. 
  • The course duration is three days.

Refresher Course:

  • Total cost: $362.50 per person. 
    • $280 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 3 Rail Medical (Category 1 Rail Medical if performing Lookout working).
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments. 
  • The course duration is one day.

Protection Officer, Track Vehicle (POTV)

This level of TAP shows the Protection Officer (PO) has the competence to supervise and operate track vehicles on the network.

Upgrade Course:

  • Total cost: $1,332.50 per person.
    • $1,250.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
    • Currrent Protection Officer TAP.
    • A Justification Form may also be requested to confirm your suitability to hold this level of TAP. You will be informed upon receipt of your booking. 
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical assessments. 
  • The course duration is two days.

Refresher Course:

  • Cost: $362.50 per person.
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee 
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
    • Current TAP. 
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments. 
  • The course duration is one day.

Rail Traffic Crew (RTC)


This level of TAP shows the worker has the competence to apply network safeworking rules and procedures for driving rail traffic on the network and request blocking facilities for the protection of tasks associated with their rail traffic.

Full Course:

  • Total cost: $1,932.50 per person.
    • $1,850.00 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
    • A Justification Form may also be requested to confirm your suitability to hold this level of TAP. 
  • The course is classroom based and includes both theory and practical assessments.
  • The course duration is five days.
Refresher Course:
  • Cost: $362.50 per person.
    • $280 course fee
    • $82.50 incl GST TAP fee
  • Prerequisites:
    • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
    • Current Rail Traffic Crew TAP.
  • The course is classroom based.
  • The course duration is one day.
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For more information about any of our courses, please contact us on 08 9212 2916 or via email training@arcinfra.com.
 

Where are training courses held?

Arc Infrastructure has an in-house training centre providing appropriate levels of training required for a TAP.

Arc Infrastructure Training Centre
Cnr of Lloyd Street & Elgee Road, Midland WA 6056
Phone: (08) 9212 2916
Email: training@arcinfra.com

Dress standards

PPE is required to be worn for all Arc Infrastructure safeworking training courses. The minimum PPE requirement is hi-visibility long sleeved orange shirts, long pants and safety boots. You may also be required to have additional PPE such as safety glasses, hat, gloves etc..  Any additional PPE will be outlined in your booking confirmation. Please ensure that you have appropriate PPE for the weather, e.g. hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear.  Attendees who do not meet the dress standards will not be admitted.
 

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