Aviation safety issues and actions

Track inspections frequency

Issue number: RO-2013-021-SI-02
Who it affects: All operators of freight trains and infrastructure managers.
Issue owner: V/Line Regional Network and Access
Operation affected: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-021
Date: 01 August 2014

Safety issue description

Track walking inspections were not conducted at intervals specified by V/Line’s maintenance program

Proactive Action

Action organisation: V/Line Regional Network and Access
Action number: NSA-058
Date: 01 August 2014
Action status: Closed

Track walking inspection work orders are currently manually generated. V/Line is updating its maintenance program to create automated work orders for Track walking inspections.

V/Line has ensured that all regions on the V/Line network have been made aware of outstanding track walking inspections.

ATSB response:

The ATSB is satisfied that the action taken by V/Line Pty Ltd addresses this safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:
Automating the generation of work orders for track walk inspections should ensure that inspections are scheduled to the frequencies specified by V/Line’s maintenance program.
Last update 25 February 2015