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Recommendation

Recommendation details
Output No: RR20060027
Date issued: 26 June 2006
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that WestNet Rail develop, document and implement procedures for managing reduced track stability due to track maintenance. The procedures should give consideration to:

  • The effect that maintenance may have on track stability, especially when conducted during periods of high ambient temperatures.
  • The period of time that the track is likely to exhibit reduced stability and the effect of high ambient temperatures during this period.
  • The application of speed limits following track maintenance work that may reduce track lateral stability.
 
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