Rail safety issues and actions

Road incline on approach to level crossing

Issue number: RO-2013-008-SI-04
Who it affects: Users of B. McCann Road level crossing
Issue owner: Cumco Gypsum Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Rail: Other
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-008
Date: 07 October 2014

Safety issue description

The road incline on the west-side approach to the crossing increased the time required for loaded trucks to transit the crossing.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Cumco Gypsum Pty Ltd
Action number: RO-2013-008-NSA-073
Date: 07 October 2014
Action status: Closed

Cumco Gypsum Pty Ltd has undertaken to reduce the road incline on both sides of the crossing in order to minimise the time required for vehicles to transit the crossing.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that, when implemented, the actions advised by Cumco Pty Ltd will reduce the transit times of trucks and reduce the associated risk.


Date received: 20 February 2015
Response from: Cumco Gypsum Pty Ltd
Action status: Closed
Response text:

Works have been undertaken to reduce the incline of the road approaches to the level crossing.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action by Cumco Gypsum Pty Ltd has reduced the risk associated with this safety issue.

Last update 19 October 2016