Recommendation RR20060032


Recommendation details
Output No: RR20060032
Date issued: 26 June 2006
Safety action status:
Background: Why this Recommendation was developed

Output text

Safety Recommendation

The ATSB recommends that WestNet Rail and its operational customers develop, document and implement procedures that clearly define the responsibilities of each party involved in a rail accident. The procedures should take a 'whole of incident' approach and give consideration to:

  • The role of the accident investigation to identify factors that may have contributed to the accident.
  • The requirement that essential evidence required for the investigation is not contaminated.
  • The understanding that the investigation should not unnecessarily delay prompt recovery work.
  • The requirement that the procedure should be generic to all accidents.
Last update 05 April 2012