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COVID-19

As part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arc Infrastructure has implemented measures to both protect our people and to reinforce continuity of operations. 

Training is an ongoing requirement to allow access to the Rail Corridor while maintaining the safe and regulated working that protects every employee and other authorised users of the rail corridor. 

We are currently investigating ways to move training online to minimise exposure to group situations, specifically for safeworking. This will take time, as we are committed to delivering a high level of training material. We will update this page whenever there is a change. 

It’s important to us that your staff are provided with the resources required to do their job. To assist that we are extending some current Track Access Permits (TAP) safeworking expiry dates by 90 days effective immediately. This applies to Supervised Worker (SW) and Protection Officer (PO, POLO and POTV) TAPs expiring before 30th June 2020. This will not extend the medical expiry date associated with your TAP. 

A Track Access Permit letter with your updated expiry date has been sent out. This letter must be kept for reference, and carried with your current Track Access Permit.

For all new TAP applications, we recommend that staff utilise Supervised Worker wherever possible. All requests for Protection Officer will be escalated to the Learning and Development Lead for approval. This helps us maximise the Protection Officers that are already qualified, while allowing training to continue where it is considered critical to business operations.

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 safeworking course list 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. 

Completing the Rail Corridor Induction

The Rail Corridor Induction was introduced for third party contractors on 1 July 2020.

The Rail Corridor Induction is designed to enhance the safety of everyone who enters the rail corridor. As the manager of the rail corridor, Arc has a responsibility to provide accurate and comprehensive education to ensure the safety of third party contractors. We have identified that third party contractors who are required to undertake work within the rail corridor may benefit from a greater understanding of the associated risks and hazards.

The training for the Rail Corridor Induction can be completed online and is mandatory for all third party contractors who access the rail corridor. It can be accessed ‘on demand’ from the Arc Infrastructure website and completed at any time. A certificate will be issued once a worker has completed and passed the online course, and this certificate will be required to stay with the worker while they are in the rail corridor.

It is important to note that the Rail Corridor Induction does not replace the formal application process third parties currently use to request access to the rail corridor to complete inspections and other work activities, nor does it replace any existing training requirements. If a third party contractor is required to work closer than 5m to the nearest rail, they are still required to complete a Supervised Worker or Protection Officer Safeworking course and obtain a Track Access Permit (TAP) relevant to their tasks.

Please see the Access the Corridor page for further information.

Click here to complete the Rail Corridor Induction 

Please note: To complete the online course, click on the link above and follow the prompts to enrol.
Once you have enrolled, you will automatically be emailed a link from the system that will allow you to log in and complete the course.
You need to click on the link in this email to access and complete the course.
 

Safeworking training courses

By enrolling into one of our safeworking courses, you are agreeing that your role or the role that you are enrolling on behalf of, requires the information presented within the course, and that you have completed any pre-requisites associated with the workshop you are enrolling into. 
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.

E-Learning:

  • Total cost: $232.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $150.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 3 hours approx. (includes theory assessment)

Face to Face or Webinar Course:

  • Total cost: $562.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $480.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 6 hours approx. (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Pre-requisites:

  • Current Category 3 Rail Medical or higher

Renewal required:

  • 3 years

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.

E-Learning:

  • Total cost: $157.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $75.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 2 hours approx. (includes theory assessment)

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Supervised Worker Track Access Permit

Renewal required:

  • 2 years

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. 

Face to Face or Webinar Course:

  • Total cost: $1,762.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $1,680.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 4 days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)
  • Note: Assessment for Protection Officer Webinar will require a portfolio of evidence to be submitted to the Assessor

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 3 Rail Medical OR Current Category 1 Rail Medical if performing Lookout working
  • Supervised Worker Track Access Permit
  • Three months rail experience

Re-assessment:

  • Total cost: $362.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
    • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)

Renewal required:

  • 2 years

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.

Face to Face - Upgrade Course:

  • Total cost: $1,332.50 per person
  • Includes:
    • $1,250.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 2 Days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Prerequisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Current Protection Officer Track Access Permit
  • Three months rail experience at PO level
  • Statement of Attainment for TLIC3045 - Operate road/rail vehicle OR TLIC2059 Propel and operate light on-track equipment OR TLIC2058 Travel medium or heavy self-propelled on-track equipment  (must be uploaded with booking)

Re-assessment:

  • Cost: $362.50 per person
  • Includes: 
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST) 
  • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)

Renewal required:

  • 2 years

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. 

Face to Face Course:

  • Total cost: $1,932.50 per person
  • Includes: 
    • $1,850.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 5 days (includes both theory and practical exercises and assessments)

Pre-requisites: 

  • Current Category 1 Rail Medical
  • Available to Authorised Rail Operators ONLY, please enrol via your company

Re-assessment: 

  • Cost: $362.50 per person. 
  • Includes: 
    • $280.00 course fee
    • $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST)
  • Duration: 1 day (theory assessment only)
To submit your Medical Renewal documentation and make payment, please select Medical Renewal Application in the courses list below. Attach the required documentation to your enrolment then click submit. You will be prompted to pay via credit card in order for the application to go through.



 

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.

Medical renewals

If your medical is about to expire, you will need to undertake a new medical examination as per the National Standard for Health Assessment of Rail Safety Workers

A list of Approved Health Professionals for the rail industry is available at www.riw.net.au

To ensure your medical renewal is processed within 10 business days from submission, the following must be received prior to your medical expiry date.

Required Documentation:

  • Health Assessment Report (Signed and dated by AHP and yourself)
  • Medical Renewal Form (please complete all sections and sign this form)

Permit Fee:

  • Cost: $82.50 TAP fee (incl. GST) per person

To submit your Medical Renewal Application and make payment, please select Medical Renewal Application in the safeworking course list below. Attach the required documentation as one PDF to your enrolment then click submit. You will be prompted to pay via credit card in order for the application to go through.

For more information about your medical renewal, please contact us on 08 9212 2907 or via email trackaccesspermits@arcinfra.com.

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Safeworking course list

Please contact training@arcinfra.com for further information on courses not displayed in the safeworking course list below.


 
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