Course Details

To maintain your Safe Work Manager competency, preferably attend an SWM Refresher Test, leading up to the expiry date. However, you are eligible to complete the SWM Refresher Test provided your competency has expired by no more than eight weeks. Your Railway Medical needs to be in date with a current Drug and Alcohol test. If you change Employer/Sponsor you will need to take a new Drug and Alcohol test, contact us to book an appointment prior to attending your course or book online.

Provided you meet the requirements above you can attend a Safe Work Manager Refresher Test on your chosen date.

In the case of being more than eight weeks from expiry, you will need to attend a 5 day SWM training course.

For pre-test reading, download the SWM Handouts free from our site.

Duration: 3 Hours

What You Learn on your SWM Refresher Test:

The Safe Work Manager Refresher Test consists of a computer theory exam, the questions are based on the following elements:

  • Understand the SWL/SWM Competence
  • Planning standard 019
  • Non-Technical Skills of an SWM
  • Effective Communication
  • Hazard Identification
  • SWM role in Safe Work Pack creation and de-confliction in complex worksites

On successful completion of the SWM Refresher Test, you are free to perform the duties of a Safe Work Manager anywhere on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure Projects. In the event you don’t manage to pass the first time, you will need to wait a minimum period of 48 hours before you can try again.

Swl 1 443
Swl 2 443

How you Pass your SWM Refresher Test:

We strongly recommend you revise the information contained in the planning standard 019 before attempting your Safe Work Manager Refresher Test. The pass rate at the centre for the SWM Refresher Test is 90% and if you don't pass the first time you can attend another SWM Refresher test free of charge!

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The Safe Work Manager qualification lasts for 3 years, you must hold a valid Sentinel Track Safety card endorsed with Personal Track Safety to continue performing Safe Work Manager duties on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure Projects. Provided you maintain your PTS competency you will be eligible for a Safe Work Manager Refresher Test second time around, you will need to attend leading up to expiry to continue performing the duties of a Safe Work Manager.

How to book your Safe Work Manager Refresher Test course

You can book online for your Safe Work Manager Refresher Test course...

...or contact us directly for group bookings;
Call us on 020 8596 5121 if you need help, advice or wish to book over the phone.


Morning, afternoon, night and weekend sessions are available!


Many people take a temporary job on the Railway but end up staying within the rail industry for the rest of their career. For the next 10 years, the government has released a huge amount of money to maintain and enhance the rail network. The first phase of the High Speed 2 project has created an additional 16,000 Railway jobs, so the demand for Safe Work Manager's is increasing all the time.

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