John Holland Rail (JHR) has commissioned a comprehensive audit of how its organisation applies safe working rules for rail projects in WA. A JHR document states that the audit must assess the appropriate selection and application of the safe working rule to suit the works, location and track configuration. In addition track protection officers have been appointed for all major projects whose task is to manage all safeworking activities within dedicated track sections.
For works on the Brookfield Rail network, a Brookfield Rail training video for safeworking employees and contractors has been developed to provide clarity to WestNet Rule 199. In conjunction with the video, a procedure has been implemented that defines the supplementary safeworking procedures for the management of closed sections of track including multiple worksites within a closed section.
The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by John Holland Rail adequately addresses this safety issue.