Spot check using the Web Card Reader

This article details how to perform a spot check on a Rail Industry Worker using the Web Card Reader, to ensure the worker has authority to work at the site.

Spot checks can be performed by an Access Controller or a Spot Checker. Records of a spot check are recorded in the RIW System.

This instruction applies to the following user roles:

  • Access Controller
  • Spot Checker


Login to the Web Card Reader at, following instructions in How to log in and use the Web Card Reader.


To swipe a Rail Industry Worker into site, click on the Spot Checks tab and Spot Checks button.

Note: Spot Checkers will only have the Spot Check tab available. Access Controllers will have full access to the Web Card Reader to also perform swipe in and swipe out events, and award competencies.

From the available options, choose to scan the worker's RIW card using the camera or a QR code scanner. Or you can use the forgotten card function.


When the card has been successfully read, the Rail Industry Worker's profile will display. On this screen you can select the job role to spot check using the Job role drop down, or you can also leave this blank.

Click Proceed.

You can then view an overview of the Rail Industry Worker's job roles, competencies, previous locations, fatigue information and mobile number and emergency contact details.

Click OK once the spot check has been performed. 

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