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Inconsistencies between Work Instructions and the Common General Operating Rules

Issue number: RO-2011-002-SI-07
Who it affects: All rail operators
Issue owner: Rail Commissioner SA
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2011-002
Date: 11 October 2011

Safety issue description

There are inconsistencies between Right of Way Work Instructions and the Common General Operating Rules.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Rail Commissioner SA
Action number: RO-2011-002-NSA-007
Date: 11 October 2011
Action status: Closed

Public Transport Services has advised the following with respect to Work Instructions and the Common General Operating Rules. ... concurs that ATSB’s comparison of the Right of Way Work Instructions with Rule 43(q) can be seen as an inconsistency, however Rule 43(p) aligns much more closely with the Work Instructions.

Public Transport Services advises though that:

• the action as detailed at 4.1.1 where all departures will be given Right of Way by a Platform Coordinator will eliminate this as an issue; and

• it intends introducing a new rule book that aligns with the Australian National Rules and Procedures suite to replace the Common General Operating Rules and Appendix, commencing from early 2012.

ATSB response:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is satisfied that the action proposed by Public Transport Services will adequately address the safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is satisfied that the action proposed by Public Transport Services adequately addresses the safety issue.

 
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Last update 31 January 2014