Rail safety issues and actions

Track inspection intervals

Issue number: RO-2013-012-SI-03
Who it affects: TasRail
Issue owner: TasRail
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-012
Date: 15 October 2013

Safety issue description

Track inspections were not consistently conducted at intervals of not more than 96 hours, in accordance with TasRail’s standard.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: TasRail
Action number: RO-2013-012-NSA-05
Date: 15 October 2013
Action status: Monitor

To address track inspection consistency, TasRail proposes to take the following action:

  • Conduct a review of the process for maintenance inspection management to ensure inspections performed to schedule.

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
Last update 25 February 2015