As a result of this incident and other related Safeworking incidents, V/Line has completed a ‘Take 5’ (stand down day) where work was halted to review and discuss the following topics with major works and maintenance personnel workers.
- The definition and responsibilities between Safeworking duties and Ganger duties
- Recent incidents
- Removal of materials from track including handover
- Track Warrants
- Working Limits/Linear worksites
- Plant and equipment.
As part of its ‘Destination Zero Strategy’ (refer Additional Safety actions) and particularly pertinent to this incident, a Track Worker Safety Review has been commenced. This involves a review of tasks, rules, procedures, and training for works. It includes a review of the levels for Safeworking and rules for infrastructure works.