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Elevated risk controls

Issue number: RO-2013-012-SI-02
Who it affects: TasRail
Issue owner: TasRail
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-012
Date: 15 October 2013

Safety issue description

TasRail had not instigated proactive action to manage the elevated risks associated with ongoing track stability issues at, or near, the derailment site in accordance with their maintenance procedures.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: TasRail
Action number: RO-2013-012-NSA-004
Date: 07 August 2013
Action status: Closed

To address proactive action to manage elevated risks with track stability issues, TasRail propose to take the following actions:

  • Complete the capital programme to improve track stability for previously identified high risk areas. This programme includes an extensive concrete re-sleepering programme for tight curves in the area of the derailment.
  • Conduct a workshop for the review of hazardous locations and the management process for monitoring hazardous locations.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action proposed by TasRail, when completed, should address this safety issue. The ATSB will monitor the proposed actions until completion.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
 
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Last update 25 February 2015