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What happened

During track work, the Traffic Officer instructed the Track Machine Operator to travel beyond the limit of the Track Occupancy Authority that had been granted.

Safety message

This occurrence highlights potential for confusion around terminology used in Track Occupancy Authority notices. All track personnel and operators are reminded of the need to ensure they know the limits of their authority before moving vehicles.

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General details
Date: 15 August 2011 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1103  
Location   (show map):Bogan Gate Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales  
Release date: 26 September 2012  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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Last update 24 January 2017