PQMS Rail Courses

Individual Working Alone (IWA) Initial

Course Name

Individual Working Alone (IWA) Initial


This course is intended for candidates who wish to work alone on Network Rail’s infrastructure. It also covers Personal Track Safety re-certification.

• Re-certification is required every two years and consists of a three day classroom based course and assessment.

Training Locations

Bedworth, Bury - Please see Scheduled Dates below for more information

Course Aims

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be able to:

• Work alone on Network Rail’s infrastructure in accordance with industry standards

Course Content

• Welcome & Introduction
• The need for PTS Recertification
• PTS Course Workbook
• Review Course Workbook and further training
• Revision
• PTS Assessment
• Feedback
• Introduction to IWA
• Appointment and responsibilities of an IWA
• When you are working alone
• Communicating Clearly
• Protection Systems, selection and planning
• Arrangements for T12 protection
• Arrangements for T2 protection
• Working in a T3 possession
• Scenario
• Practical, Verbal and Theory Assessments
• Feedback and completion of Post Course Objectives


PQMS Limited will upload the relevant competence outcome(s) and result(s) to the Sentinel system.


3 Days


• Must Bring PTS Log book with at least 4 entries
• Must bring Photographic I.D.
• Must be literate and be able to write in English
• Must be minimum of 18 Years of age
• Must hold current track safety card and meet the requirements of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and training in track safety.
• Must meet the requirements of Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/00124 medical & NR/L1/OHS/051 drugs and alcohol requirements.
• It is the responsibility of the delegates local manager to decide on their suitability to attend the course, in accordance with the current issue of NR/L2/CTM/021 – Competence and training in track safety.


All prices are plus VAT

Card Cost

All prices are plus VAT where applicable

Scheduled Dates

This course is currently run an demand. Please contact us for futher detail