Training for the Railway Industry
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Individual Working Alone (IWA) Initial


This course is intended to provide a delegate with the understanding to carry out the duties of an Individual Working Alone when deemed suitable by their Local Manager. This course also includes Personal Track Safety Re-certification.

Course Objectives

  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibility of an IWA – Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of working within both Green and red Zones.
  • Have a complete understanding of and be able to use: Hazard Directories Sectional Appendices Sections T1, T2 & T3 Rule Book Method Statements RIMPLAN
  • Be able to demonstrate setting up a Safe System of Work
  • Be able to demonstrate the implementation of an Emergency Procedure resulting from an incident affecting the safety of the line and trains

Additional Information

Personal Protective Equipment

This course is classroom based and therefore no P.P.E. is required.


This competency is valid for two years. A Network Rail Sentinel card will be awarded to each successful candidate.


Post course objectives and IWA Log Book will be issued to the delegate on completion of the course.


S&T Training Limited

Railway Goods Yard
Dutton Lane
Hampshire, SO50 6AA

Tel: 023 8065 1388
Fax: 023 8072 8660



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