The Institution of Railway Operators has launched a brand new, exclusive member’s app to enhance the experience of its industry professionals.

The app, which launched this week, will give members instant access to the IRO’s professional CPD tool POD. This will enable users to complete their CPD via their mobile, access resources from anywhere in the world, receive updates instantly, as well as view and sign up for events whilst on the go.

It has been uniquely designed with the rail professional in mind. It will only deliver tailored information and make recommendations for CPD, events and news based on the individual’s use.

Kelly Marklove, Membership & Engagement Manager at IRO said: “We know that members really value the wide range of IRO resources and videos specifically designed to enhance learning and build knowledge in specific topics. These are now more easily accessed via the app and complemented by instant communication on items of interest directly from IRO.

“Our events have always been popular with all of our members so the app will provide easy access to view and to book onto events – something we’re all looking forward to resuming when the restrictions ease.”

The key features of this app include:

  • IRO “Hub” – All IRO relevant information and updates instantly accessible
  • Resources – a wide range of instantly accessible resources and videos will be available at the member’s fingertips to enhance learning and knowledge on the go. New items will instantly be communicated via the app
  • CPD – Access to IRO’s POD tool so members can now undertake CPD self – assessment on their mobile devices and receive instant recommendations on further development.
  • IRO Events – All upcoming events will be available on the app (post lockdown) with it recommending the most suitable ones for each individual user.

Kelly added: “The app will prove to be very useful when members are out and about and need quick answers to their own questions.”

The app is free to download on Android and IOS now.

To download IRO Member’s app, just visit your smartphone’s app store and search for ‘IRO Members’. Once downloaded, users will need to input their IRO username and password to gain access. The IRO team can help users to access these. Email [email protected]