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Veritas will provide identify verification services for the national Rail Industry Worker Program.

Veritas to play key role in helping protect Australia’s vast rail network

Leading national online identification specialist, Veritas, is part of a new service provider team charged with the responsibility of helping to protect and enhance the safety of Australia’s vast rail network. Under a five-year contract, which was awarded to Metro Trains Australia (MTA), Veritas will provide the identify verification services for the national Rail Industry Worker Program.

The rail industry worker program is endorsed by the Australasian Railway Association on behalf of its members to provide a single national competency management system for rail workers across Australia. The main aim of competency management is to ensure that appropriately trained personnel are carrying out designated duties on the national rail network, raising both the quality and safety of rail projects.

Veritas will provide the first step in MTA’s overall solution by verifying the identity of all applicants to the rail industry worker program quickly and accurately against reliable databases. Its online system is compatible with multiple platforms - including smart phone technology - and will be integrated into MTA’s overall competency management process.

MTA Chief Executive Officer Leah Waymark said: “Safety is of paramount importance across the rail industry and the rail industry worker program plays a key role by enabling rail industry workers to seamlessly manage their competencies online.”

Veritas Managing Director Stephen Inouye said: “Veritas has more than 14 years of proven technology and experience in the area of identity verification and background checking. “We are an established and leading provider of identity verification in the maritime and offshore sectors and have extended our offering into the aviation space during the past two years. “Now, Metro Trains Australia has recognised our innovative technology solutions and we look forward to expanding our capabilities into the rail industry.”

Veritas has been further recognised for its innovative personal identity verification technology by being named a finalist in the annual INCITE Awards, WA’s premier awards for the ICT industry. To be announced on 14 June, Veritas is vying for the honour of being awarded WA’s “Most Transformative Business Solution”. The “Most Transformative Business Solution” Award is presented for outstanding ICT innovation in the digital B-2-B space that transforms and delivers businesses with high levels of productivity and competitiveness.

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