Recommendation RR20050011

Recommendation issued to: Australian Rail Track Corporation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20050011
Date issued: 30 June 2005
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

The ATSB recommends that the Australian Rail Track Corporation develop and validate a procedure for the use of Bearing Acoustic Monitoring systems. The procedure should include but not be limited to the following:
a) identification of limiting factors and circumstances for the withdrawal of wagons from service when a fault or number of developing fault readings has
been detected
b) formalisation of the actions to make sure that faults detected are acted on in a specified time
c) formalisation of the actions when faults are detected en-route and operators are advised by the Australian Rail Track Corporation.

Last update 03 April 2012