Rail safety issues and actions

Single source of information for Lookout Working prohibition

Issue number: RO-2017-009-SI-02
Who it affects: All track managers
Issue owner: Sydney Trains
Operation affected: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2017-009
Date: 25 July 2019

Safety issue description

Lookout Working (LOW) was implemented in an area deemed unsuitable for LOW on the Sydney Trains Worksite Protection Hazardous Locations Register (WPHLR). This is likely due to the WPHLR not being clearly stated as a reference with specific requirements that must be adhered to.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Sydney Trains
Action number: RO-2017-009-NSA-011
Date: 25 July 2019
Action status: Closed

Sydney Trains is reviewing the WPHLR with a view to simplifying the document by only including locations where LOW is specifically prohibited.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The action being taken will address the requirement when it has been implemented.

Last update 25 July 2019