Network Rail
My Sentinel
Advanced Notification of Scheduled Maintenance Works
Urgent essential maintenance from 14:00 to 15:00 on Thursday 28 January 2021.

Why are we doing this?
In order to keep the Sentinel system working at peak performance for end users we occasionally need to perform essential maintenance on the system.

Please report any issues to the 24/7 Helpdesk - Tel: 0330 7262 222 or Email:


Sentinel is a recognised safety system:

  • It is integrated with Network Rail’s Lifesaving Rules which state you should “never undertake any job unless you have been trained and assessed as competent”
  • It provides automatic alerts when cards have expired or the individual is suspended
  • It prevents unqualified individuals from working and causing danger on the railway infrastructure


Sentinel is a smart system:

  • It utilizes smartphone technology to validate workforce competence and authority to work via a mobile application
  • It features a durable long-life card
  • It checks identity and skills in real-time


Sentinel is a simple system:

  • It checks credentials in seconds and reflects changes instantly
  • It features one card per person – with all competences embedded and easily accessible via the printed QR code
  • It means there is less need for users to carry paper forms


Sentinel Scheme rules

The Sentinel Scheme rules were created for anyone involved in the system; they outline responsibilities, policies and breaches that must be adhered to. You can download the latest version (Version 4, March 2020) of them here (PDF): View rules

Applying for a card

The Sentinel card (passport) is only available to workers employed by rail engineering companies, not the general public. It can only be purchased by your Sponsor: Further details

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