The ARTC will reinforce with its Protection Officers the requirements of Work Method Statement TRA-001 (Access to and working on or about track) and in particular the requirement to:
• explain the requirements of the worksite protection plan
• ensure the plan is understood by all staff, and
• question staff on the protection in place and the location of safe places.
In addition, ARTC’s internal audit program has been redirected to safeworking with a focus on reviewing safeworking documentation for compliance with ARTC’s Network Rules and Procedures.
The ATSB is satisfied that the Australian Rail Track Corporation has initiated action to address this safety issue.