NSW Trains developed the following recommendations to address this safety issue:
- Review the risk of “Person in path of rail vehicle” and define associated controls in the Safety Risk Register.
- Develop and implement a procedure for the DOCC to remind Train Crew of the imperative to obtain authority from the relevant Network Controller and ensure protection is put in place whenever access to the track may be required.
- Request all Network Controllers where NSWT operate (SYDT, ARTC, John Holland Rail, QR) to implement a procedure where operators are reminded to obtain correct authority from Network Control and ensure protection is put in place whenever track access may be required.
Their flow chart for detrainment, OSP11 and OSP12 have been updated and communicated to reflect these.