Rail safety issues and actions


Issue number: RO-2012-006-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail – Rail maintenance
Issue owner: Transfield Services Australia
Operation affected: Rail: Other
Background: Investigation Report RO-2012-006
Date: 15 September 2014

Safety issue description

Transfield’s training regime did not ensure that the track workers involved in this occurrence were trained in new or updated work practices relating to road-rail vehicle operations. Similarly, relevant amended procedures, safety bulletins and alerts had not been effectively promulgated to these employees.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Transfield Services Australia
Action number: RO-2012-006-NSA-013
Date: 15 September 2014
Action status: Closed

Transfield continually reviews and updates its training regime including but not limited to taking the following proactive measures.

  • Updated training induction and on-the-job training.
  • The annual Rail Safety Roadshow.
  • Rail Safety Stand Down education and training events.
  • The Leading for Safety Supervisor Training Program and the Leadership Commitment Program.
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by Transfield Services Australia to review and update its training regime has addressed this issue.

Last update 15 September 2014