Rail safety issues and actions
|Date issued:||26 June 2006|
|Safety action status:|
|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
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.