On this page you will find information and links to Protection Officer reference material, training documents and information to be recognised and activated to conduct safeworking on the UGLRL CRN.
Quick links for Protection Officers:
Network Changes 2023:
With the migration of control systems from Mayfield to Orange Control Centre, UGLRL will be introducing the WOTA platform replacing ETW as the electronic application for Work on track authorities.
WOTA will replace both ETW and ETW V.
To facilitate the changes in technology UGLRL has completed amendments to Network Rules and Procedures and with the technology improvements UGLRL is mandating the inclusion of ‘TLIK2010 - Use info technology devices in the workplace’ for all Protection Officer roles to use the application and to ensure role validity.
UGLRL 2023 Network Rule and procedure amendments will take effect on 27th August 2023.
Training and assessment material for both the UGLRL 2023 Network Rule and procedure amendments and WOTA will be available from the below approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) by 26/06/2023.
UGLRL will not be providing Training or Assessment directly to external protection officers.
Protection Officers that do not have current UGLRL safeworking roles within RIW by COB 26th August 2023 will be deactivated from the control systems and be unable to obtain work on track methods/authorities until the role is validated within RIW and a request has been received for activation from an authorised representative of your primary employer. Please note this request must come from your primary employer any other requests will be rejected.
As of 1st August 2023 ETW and ETW V eLearning modules will no longer be awardable in RIW and UGLRL will not be processing any activation requests for any new Protection Officers until the introduction of the new systems.
Further information will be distributed on RIW Industry News, and via Vircarda push notifications.
Protection Officer training and briefing material:
All UGLRL Protection Officer material is available via links below.
Please download or view the briefing material, and review the applicable UGLRL network rules and procedures prior to attempting assessment.
All assessment material is available via RIW eLearning that can be assigned by your employer or RIW Manager.
For further information regarding mandatory competencies for UGLRL, please visit railway industry worker competence page.
Please note: Access issues to the RIW eLearning portal can be resolved by contacting the RIW service desk on 1300 101 682 or firstname.lastname@example.org