Safely Access the Rail Corridor (SARC) has been designed for workers who are required to access the rail corridor as part of their role. It is designed to give learners the skills and knowledge required to safely enter and navigate around the rail corridor and danger zone with the permission of the access provider‚ in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements.
It includes following the policies, procedures and protocols of the access provider for situational awareness and rail safety, operating under local track protection rules in accordance with safe working and regulatory requirements and workplace procedures. It involves accessing and interpreting information about track protection requirements, carrying out assigned protection and/or work activities, and responding appropriately to safety incidents and abnormal situations within the limits of personal responsibility.
This course is valid for workers working in the Victorian rail networks outside the Metropolitan area of Melbourne (V/LINE).
On successful completion of all assessments, students will receive a:
Statement of Attainment (Nationally Recognised)
Certificate of Achievement
The following topics are covered within this course:
There are no course pre-requisites, however an age requirement applies to this course.
Applicants under 18 years of age are required to obtain a Rail Safety Worker Authorisation. Contact CERT Training South Australia for more information.
Participants undergo an assessment prior to commencement of training which assists us to identify any learning support which may be required. This course requires participants to have language, literacy and numeracy skill levels to be able to:
Recertification is required every two (2) years from the date of assessment.
Please contact CERT South Australia for more information.
A Category 3 Rail Medical, often referred to as a CAT 3 Medical, is an assessment designed to help non-safety critical workers make sure their health and fitness does not impact the rail network. The CAT 3 Medical tests your ability to operate safely in the rail corridor so you can hear instructions, move to a safe place, and maintain an awareness of your surroundings.
ARTC/Vline Safely access the rail corridor (SARC)