Rail safety issues and actions

Documenting of welds on continuous welded rail

Issue number: RO-2009-004-SI-04
Who it affects: Rail Infrastructure Owners and Maintainers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-004
Issue release date: 22 December 2010
Current issue status: No longer relevant
Issue status justification:

The ARTC have not provided a response to this minor safety issue prior to publication of the final report. ARTC have advised that a response will be provided in due course.

Safety issue description

A record of the welds carried out at the 8.351 km point at Tottenham on the 30 January 2009 was not documented in accordance with the requirements of Civil Engineering Circular 3/87.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: RO-2009-004-SAN-031
Action organisation: ARTC
Date: 22 December 2010
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the ARTC should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 31 January 2014