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
Transport function: Rail: Passenger - metropolitan
Background: Investigation Report RO-2017-009
Issue release date: 25 July 2019
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

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

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 number: RO-2017-009-NSA-011
Action organisation: Sydney Trains
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.

Last update 25 July 2019