Rail safety issues and actions


Issue number: RO-2013-014-SI-04
Who it affects: All owners and operators of road-rail vehicles
Issue owner: West Coast Wilderness Railway
Transport function: Rail: Rolling stock
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-014
Issue release date: 11 June 2014
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by West Coast Wilderness Railway in engaging an RTO and developing a training package that recognises specific risks for road-rail vehicles operating on their network addresses this safety issue.

Safety issue description

The training provided to the West Coast Wilderness Railway road-rail vehicle operators did not identify and incorporate local specific training requirements, such as operating on very steep grades and the use of radios.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2013-014-NSA-038
Action organisation: West Coast Wilderness Railway
Date: 11 June 2014
Action status: Closed

The West Coast Wilderness Railway has engaged a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who has developed a training package that specifically recognises the risk of operating a road-rail vehicle in their network. This new training complies with the Australian Quality Training Framework. Operators have now been re-trained by the new RTO incorporating the new training package.

Last update 25 February 2015