Rail safety issues and actions


Issue number: RO-2012-006-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail – Rail maintenance
Issue owner: Transfield Services Australia
Transport function: Rail: Other
Background: Investigation Report RO-2012-006
Issue release date: 15 September 2014
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue 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.

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 number: RO-2012-006-NSA-013
Action organisation: Transfield Services Australia
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.
Last update 15 September 2014