Rail safety issues and actions

Track inspection intervals

Issue number: RO-2013-012-SI-03
Who it affects: TasRail
Issue owner: TasRail
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-012
Issue release date: 15 October 2013
Current issue status: Adequately addressed

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 number: RO-2013-012-NSA-05
Action organisation: TasRail
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 comment:

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.

Last update 25 February 2015